If you're searching for August birthday gifts, jewelry with the August birthstones -- peridot or spinel -- are the perfect choice. Birthstone jewelry gives your gift a personalized touch that shows how much you care. See our picks for peridot and spinel birthday gifts.

August babies have options! Spinel sparkles in a variety of colors. Most known for its red and pink hues, it also comes in purple, fiery oranges, black, gray and intense blue. You can learn all about what makes spinel special here

Peridot is the perfect choice for lovers of light green. Peridot gemstones were once thought to contain rays of sunshine, due to their golden glow in sunlight. If your birthday girl or guy is a history lover, they'll like Peridot's old age: Egyptians first discovered the gem, which dates back to the 2nd millennium BCE.

When shopping for birthstone jewelry gifts, always shop with professional jewelers -- look for jewelry stores that are Jewelers of America Members -- who can show you a range of options and explain any special properties of the birthstone jewelry.

Browse jewelry and jewelry gift ideas by other Jewelers of America designer members in our Jewelry Gallery.

All birthstone jewelry pictured is by jewelry designers who are members of Jewelers of America and uphold the highest social, environmental and ethical business practices.
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