June birthstone(s): Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone

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If anyone ever comes close to having a personality as vibrant as that of a standard water bearer- it has to be a June Baby. A typical June born is a bucket full of surprises- you never know what may come your way. These people are dynamic but not impulsive, emotionally sensitive but not very expressive, good at debating but never once to voice their opinions. With such a level of vibrance, it was only logical that the month had more than one birthstone. The iridescent pearl, milky moonstone, and rare, colour-changing alexandrite are all birthstones for June. People born in June can choose a stunning gemstone to suit any emotion or pocket, thanks to the wide range of available pricing points and colour options. It is one of those few months which has more than one gemstone associated with it. You are lucky, June babies. You can choose from these beautiful birthstones and adorn them with your favourite piece of jewellery. Because of the desire to wear stunning colour and something with personal value, gemstone jewellery with a dear one's birthstone is widely popular as a gift.

The three musketeers- pearl, moonstone and alexandrite

Pearls, moonstone and alexandrite are the three hottest and popular birthstones for dynamic June babies. When it comes to Birthstones, those with a June birthdate are loaded with options. The birthstones of June- Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite, all have different meanings. They have grown to signify various features and ideals that the wearer could find appealing through time. With three distinct options, these meanings, or characteristics, may aid in determining a choice. Let’s discuss these three lovely birthstones in detail.

Opalescent Pearls

The only jewels created by living organisms are pearls. Molluscs create pearls by forming calcium carbonate layers around minute irritants that become caught in their shells, rather than a grain of sand as is often assumed. The word "pearl" derives from the Old French Perle, which originates from the Latin perna, which means "leg," referring to the open mollusc shell's leg-of-mutton shape. The term "pearl" can apply to something unusual and precious since perfectly round, smooth, natural pearls are rare. Natural pearls, which are the rarest and most valuable, are created in the wild without human involvement. Pearls are incredibly soft, with a Mohs hardness of 2.5 to 4.5. Extreme heat and acidity make them vulnerable. Authentic pearls will disintegrate in vinegar because calcium carbonate is so acid-resistant.

The most delicate pearls have a natively reflected shine that gives them a creamy white appearance with an iridescent sheen that throws a rainbow of colours. Freshwater pearls can be dyed in various colours, including yellow, green, blue, brown, pink, purple, and black. Pristine, modesty, and innocence have traditionally been associated with pearls. As a result, the June birthstone has the meaning of "sweet simplicity." As a result, pearls have long been offered as bridal present. The pearl is the birthstone for June, according to astrologists. The gem is also said to be associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini. People have believed that pearls offer love, luck, knowledge, and calm since ancient times. If you wear it as your birthstone, it is supposed to bring love and luck to new life, such as marriage, house changes, and infants.

Rare Alexandrite

The Alexandrite is the Yin to the Pearl's Yang; whereas the white gem has one of the longest and richest histories, the Alexandrite is a relatively new stone in terms of history. According to legend, the Alexandrite was uncovered in emerald mines near the Tokovaya River in the Russian Ural Mountains in the 19th century. The stones were reputedly discovered on the day that Russian monarch Alexander II came of age, whether myth or truth. As a result, the diamond was named after him, and it will long be associated with nobility. Alexandrite is a rare variant of the mineral chrysoberyl that changes colour from bluish-green in the daytime to purplish red under fluorescent lighting. It is often described as "emerald by day, ruby by night." Its unusual chemical composition, which includes amounts of chromium, the same colouring ingredient found in emerald, causes this chameleon-like colour shift.

The high standard for alexandrite is set by alexandrite mined from Russia's fabled reserves. The majority of alexandrite nowadays originates from Sri Lanka, Brazil, and East Africa, and it is generally paler in colour than Russian jewels. Alexandrite is softer than sapphire and tougher than garnet, the other gemstones that may change colour, with a Mohs hardness of 8.5. On the other hand, Alexandrite is more precious than other gemstones, including rubies and diamonds, due to its exclusivity. It is highly robust and lacks fissure, which causes it to break when struck. This makes it an ideal choice for rings and other mountings that will be worn regularly. For a bride-to-be born in June, an alexandrite engagement ring would be a distinctive gift. Although it is recommended that you clean your June birthstone in warm, soapy water, ultrasonic is generally safe. 

Milky Moonstone

Moonstone, June's third birthstone, was named after the Roman natural historian Pliny, who said that the moon’s shimmering appearance changed with the moon’s phases. The most common moonstone is made from the mineral adularia, which was named after an early mining site near Mt. Adular in Switzerland that provided it. The name adularescence was coined at this location to describe the stone's milky radiance, which resembles moonlight floating on water. Thinner layers have a bluish shine, while thicker layers have a white shine. Moonstone stones are available in various colours, including yellow, grey, green, blue, peach, and pink, and some have a star or cat's eye pattern. Sri Lanka produces the finest classic moonstones, which are colourless, clear with a blue shimmer.

Prices have risen dramatically as these sources of high-quality blue moonstones have practically been mined out. In addition to India, moonstone gems are found in Australia, Myanmar, Madagascar, and the United States. Indian gemstones, which are brown, green, or orange, are more plentiful and less expensive than blue gemstones. This exquisite gemstone's flaw is its low Mohs hardness of 6, making it susceptible to stress cracking and cleaving. Moonstone jewellery, like rings or bracelets, requires special care. Thus brooches and pendants are sometimes favoured for long-term wear. Both the Roman and Greek lunar gods have been linked to this June birthstone. It is said to be constructed of hardened moonbeams in Hindu mythology. Moonstone is associated with love, desire, and fertility, and it is thought to bring good fortune.

The gem has captivated various cultures throughout history, the most famous of which is Indian culture. The stone was deemed to confer the power of divination in ancient India. It remains India's most revered stone to this day, so much so that when it is displayed for sale, it is always laid on a yellow fabric - representing the sun.

The colour associated with June birthstones and their meanings

Pearls have a lovely natural sheen, and their transparency makes them one of the most popular and beloved gemstones among collectors and non-collectors alike. Pearls vary in a range of colours, depending on the species of oyster or clam that produced them, as well as the environment in which they were created. 

When exposed to incandescent light, natural alexandrite becomes a gorgeous reddish-purple colour.

Moonstone comes in a variety of colours, including peach, green, blue, and champagne.


Weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and birthdays are all celebrated in June. What better way to commemorate the month of June than with a birthstone? June babies have the option of three beautiful birthstones to pick from. These stones reflect the personality of the June borns, each of these stones will enhance your beauty and assist you in changing your life!

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