June is a month full of events and celebrations. Traditionally the month school ends for the summer, the first day of summer (summer solstice) is June 21, and graduations fill the month with wonderful celebrations.
June is also an unusual month because it is marked with three birthstones rather than the traditional single birthstone. Luckily for the June birthdays they can select from pearl, alexandrite, or moonstone to wear throughout the year celebrating their month of birth.
June Triple Birthstones Pearl, Alexandrite, And Moonstone
Pearls are beautiful and delicate gemstones created from a piece of sand within a clam. They are the only gemstone created by a living creature making them more precious. Each pearl is distinct and individual in size, color, and shape. Pearls have long been a favorite in royal circles and high society since the Roman Empire. Pearls are available in natural and cultured; the latter becoming more popular during the 1920’s and are the commonly used stone in pearl jewelry and adornments. Natural or cultured, size, shape, color, and luster find the value of a pearl. In addition, even texture and free of flaws increase the value.
Pearls are believed to have calming properties, promote purity, charity, integrity, truth and loyalty for the wearer.
Alexandrite is the changing of gemstones because its color can shift from beautiful green in daylight to purplish red in incandescent light. It is a rare gemstone prompting the creation of synthetic versions that mimic the natural gemstone but are artificial. Discovered in Russia during 1831 by Czar Alexander II, the alexandrite is rare and highly valued. The cut, color change, clarity of an Alexandrite determines each stone’s worth.
Moonstone comes from metamorphic rocks ranging in color from green, blue, and champagne. They are most often found in Sri Lanka, India, Australia, United States, Myanmar, and Madagascar. Roman historian Pliny named the moonstones because he believed and wrote the stone altered with the phases of the moon. In reality, the stone often shows a floating play of light or star. Intense color and transparency of a moonstone are of high value.
Variety and Selection
June’s gemstone. They are birthstones are varied in creation, color, and texture. The pearl, often associated with refinement and gentility, pair beautifully with any skin tone, metal, or gemstone. Pearls are stunning in a traditional setting or modern shapes because they are in a variety of subtle neutral tones.
The changing look of Alexandrite make it an interesting stone and quite unique. Perhaps the most interesting stone is the moonstone. It’s history in folklore, believed by Pliny to change the phases of the moon, make it a very interesting gemstone.
Here are few pieces to enjoy or find another gemstone to brighten your wardrobe.