If you were born in June, you’re lucky enough to have three beautiful birthstones to choose from! The three stones of the month are Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone. So no matter what your style is, you’ll definitely be able to find the stone that best fits your style and personality. Treat yourself (or the June babies in your life) to a piece of jewelry. You’ll have so many options of June birthstone rings, necklaces, and earrings.
Feminine and classy, pearls are probably the most popular stone of the three. They’re also the only birthstone that are made by living creatures! Mollusks (oysters and mussels) create pearls in their shells by depositing layers of calcium carbonate. Pearls can come in a variety of colours, but the most valued are a creamy white and come with an iridescent sheen (also known as mother of pearls). Pearls symbolize purity, sincerity, generosity, and loyalty. Pearls look amazing in sets, especially consisting of pearl earrings and a necklace. They can be worn together for an elegant feel, but also look great when worn separate.
This is an exceptionally rare gemstone, and also quite a new one. It was discovered in the 19th century in Russian emerald mines on Prince Alexander II’s birthday, which is where the name comes from. The miners originally thought they were emeralds as they were green, but at night they shone a brilliant red in the campfire. They discovered it’s a colour-changing stone which can range from greenish blue to dark yellow/green in daylight, or pinkish red in candle or incandescent light. It soon became the national gemstone of Tsarist Russia. Alexandrite is said to bring good luck, love, fortune, creativity, and imagination. Since it is such a unique stone, it makes any piece of jewelry look stunning and interesting.
This dreamy stone has been revered since ancient times. Moonstone’s pretty iridescent sheen charmed the ancient Greeks and Romans, who truly believed it came from the moon or its deities. To this day it is considered a sacred stone in India; in Hindu mythology it also comes from the moon and it brings a long and healthy life to its wearers. Moonstone represents feminine energy, and is believed to be a calming and healing stone. Due to its blueish sheen, it looks amazing hanging off of a sterling silver pendant. But moonstone jewelry will definitely mesmerize in any form, whether it’s moonstone earrings, rings, or bracelets.