The Meaning of the June Birthstones: Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone

 

Orien Jewelry Pearl, Lab Created Alexandrite from MysticDrop on Etsy, Moonstone from AbizaJewelry on Etsy

Did you know that June has three birthstones? Unlike most months that are associated with just one precious stone, June has three! This means that June babies have three beautiful stones to choose from: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. If you’re shopping for a birthday this month, jewelry featuring their birthstone can be a lovely and thoughtful gift. But what are the different benefits and meanings of these three June birthstones, and how do you choose between them? We’ll help you choose by taking an in-depth look at them below!

Pearl

Pearl Threader Earrings
by Poppy Finch, Luna Pearl & Diamond Pendant Necklace
by Lagos, 14K Gold Freshwater Cultured White Pearl Stud Earrings by Pavoi

The popular pearl gemstone is unique in that, unlike most precious stones, it comes from the sea rather than the earth. Pearls can be found in a variety of shades (like black, gold, blue, pink, and brown) but are most commonly a beautiful, shimmering white. Pearls have been prized for centuries and have been used in jewelry since the time of ancient Greece.

In ancient times, pearls were closely associated with the moon and were considered to carry magical properties because of this. But, today, pearls are now most commonly associated with purity and beauty. They are considered one of the most classic and traditional gems. This makes pearls are a great fit for those with a classic style.

One thing to consider when you’re thinking of buying pearls is that they are a delicate gemstone. They are easily scratched and are susceptible to the mild acids in our skin, causing them to need a little more care. But as long as you are careful while wearing your pearls and gently clean your pearls after wearing them, they will stay in perfect condition.

Alexandrite

Natural Pear Shaped Alexandrite and Diamond Pendant in 14k White Gold by May Design, Natural Alexandrite and Diamond Drop Double Halo Pendant in 14k White Gold by Allurez, Lab Created Alexandrite Solitaire Pendant in 14k White Gold by Studs Galore

Alexandrite is an exceptionally rare and beautiful stone. It was discovered around 150 years ago in Russia’s Ural Mountains and has a very unique feature: that it changes colors! Alexandrite shifts colors depending on the time of light it is exposed to. This beautiful stone is green in sunlight and purple-red in incandescent light.

Because of its color-changing properties, Alexandrite has been associated with having magic abilities. It is also thought to bring good luck and strengthen creativity and imagination. Alexandrite is a great fit for those with a glamorous or unique style.

Alexandrite is a durable stone that is great for everyday wear. But, because it is such a rare stone, it can be expensive. Less expensive Alexandrite pieces may be made with the more affordable, lab created version of Alexandrite. Always check to see which one you might be purchasing and consider whether you would be happy with a lab created stone or if you would prefer a natural stone.

Moonstone

Moonstone Ring by Melanie Auld, Faceted Moonstone Bezel Pendant Necklace by Amazon Collection, Moonstone Stackable Ring by Leah Alexandra

Moonstone gets its name because of its beautiful shimmer that resembles the glow of the moon. This gemstone has been used in jewelry since ancient times, and also had a notable period of increased popularity during the Art Nouveau period of the 1920s.

Moonstone is considered lucky and is thought to draw positivity to the wearer. It is a great fit for those who want a more unique-looking stone. It’s important to note that, like pearls, moonstone is somewhat of a less durable stone and should be handled with proper care.

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Those are the three June birthstones! We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about these three gorgeous stones. Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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