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Amanda’s Style File: Spinel Celebrates 5th Anniversary

TrendsAug 17, 2021

Amanda’s Style File: Spinel Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Five years ago, the colored gemstone joined peridot as August’s official birthstone.

Arman Sarkisyan 18-karat yellow gold, oxidized silver, spinel, and diamond cigar band ($12,760)
In 2016, Jewelers of America and the American Gem Trade Association added spinel to the official birthstone list for the month of August. August babies rejoiced after having only had peridot as an option for birthstone jewelry.  

Five years later, spinel has settled into its rightful place in the birthstone world, and jewelry designers are creating knock-out pieces of jewelry worthy of the Leo and Virgo superstars celebrating their birthday this month. 

Spinel offers color varieties, ranging from pink to black and purple to gray, that keep things interesting. 

The jewelry featured in this Amanda’s Style File may be enough to have you joining me on #teamspinel.

Amanda Gizziis the director of PR & Events for Jewelers of America, serving as a spokesperson on jewelry trends and the jewelry industry.

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