Celebrating June's Birthstones: Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone

Celebrating June's Birthstones: Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone

June is unique in that it is represented by not one, but three beautiful birthstones: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. Each of these gemstones carries its own set of meanings and properties, making them fascinating choices for jewelry. Whether you are seeking a piece for yourself or as a gift for a June birthday, understanding these stones can help you choose the perfect item. Here’s a guide to the elegant and diverse birthstones of June.

Pearl: Timeless Elegance
Pearls are the classic birthstone for June and symbolize purity, beauty, and grace. Unlike most gemstones that are mined from the earth, pearls are unique because they are organic, produced within the body of oysters and other mollusks. They come in a variety of colors, from traditional creamy white to black, gold, and even pink. Pearls make for exquisite jewelry pieces, particularly in necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Their understated elegance makes them suitable for both everyday wear and special occasions.

Alexandrite: The Color-Changing Gem
Alexandrite is remarkable for its chameleon-like quality. This rare gemstone changes color based on the lighting, shifting from a deep, mossy green in daylight to a rich, purplish-red under incandescent light. The dramatic change in color symbolizes balance between physical and spiritual, making alexandrite a symbol of harmony and renewal. Alexandrite jewelry is highly prized not only for its beauty but also for its rarity and the magical quality of its color change.

Moonstone: The Stone of Mystery
Moonstone is named for its moon-like sheen, and it is believed to bring good fortune and enhance intuition. It displays a phenomenon known as adularescence— a soft glow or luster that seems to flow across the stone when it is moved. Moonstone colors range from colorless to gray, brown, yellow, green, or pink. Its mystical qualities and the subtle, ethereal glow make it a favored gem for those who prefer a more bohemian or mysterious look.

Choosing the Right June Birthstone
When selecting a June birthstone, consider the personal style and preferences of the wearer. Pearls are ideal for those who appreciate classic, timeless elegance. Alexandrite is perfect for someone who loves unique, eye-catching jewelry with a bit of magic. Moonstone suits those drawn to the ethereal or whimsical, making it an excellent choice for someone who enjoys pieces with a bit of mystery.

At Johnston Jewelers, we celebrate the uniqueness of June's birthstones with a wide selection of jewelry options. Our experts can guide you through our collection, helping you find or design the perfect piece that honors the beauty of pearls, the rarity of alexandrite, or the enchanting glow of moonstone. With over 50 years of experience, we are committed to providing high-quality pieces that will delight and inspire.

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