The June Birthstone is Pearl
The birthstone for June is the Pearl and the June birthstone color is light purple. Alternative and other official birthstones for June are Moonstone and Alexandrite.
Pearl and Moonstone are Zodiac birthstones for both Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21) and Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22) star signs.
Other birthday symbols include the birth flower for June which is the Rose.
Pearls are associated with purity, fidelity and integrity and are often worn by brides on their wedding day. Pearl jewelry is the gift given to celebrate 1st, 3rd and 30th wedding anniversaries.
Pearls are the only organic birthstone (derived from a living organism) and are formed inside mollusks around a foreign particle. Cultured pearls are simply farmed pearls, where a foreign particle has been introduced deliberately into the mollusk, causing a pearl to form.
‘Pearl’ comes from the Latin word “pirum” which means “pear”, reflecting the pear shape of pearls.
Watch the short, informative videos below highlighting the history, symbolism and properties of the other June birthstones - Alexandrite and Moonstone.
The June Birthstone Color is Light Purple
The June birthstone color of light purple comes from one of the official birthstones for June - Alexandrite. Alexandrite is a rare variety of gem-quality chrysoberyl which has a fascinating color change from blue-green in daylight to red-purple in artificial light.
The other June birthstones are Pearl and Moonstone. Pearls come in many colors depending on the type of freshwater or seawater mollusk that produced them. Moonstone color can vary from transparent, through white, green, yellow-brown, grey to almost black with a shimmering effect of blue, silver or white. Sometimes the birthstone color for June is said to be white, which is one of the main colors of both Pearls and Moonstone.
Birthstone jewelry set with the more valuable Alexandrite gemstone is a special gift for a milestone birthday in June. Due to its rarity, most Alexandrite in jewelry is lab created, having the exact same chemical and light changing properties as natural Alexandrite and just as beautiful.
Otherwise jewelry set with Pearls, Moonstone or light purple crystals make a lovely, meaningful gift for any June birthday.
Discover more about lab-created alexandrite and alexandrite history.
June Birthstone Moonstone
The Moonstone birthstone is considered sacred by many cultures and is used as a dream or spiritual stone. The moon-like appearance and blue-white shimmer is caused by light reflecting off alternating layers of different minerals within the stone. There are many different types of Moonstone which can vary from transparent, through white, green, yellow-brown, grey to almost black with a shimmering effect of blue, silver or white.
High quality Moonstone is found in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, which is also the main producer of this gemstone globally. Other deposits are found in Brazil, Mexico and the USA (Americas), Madagascar and Tanzania (Africa), India (Asia) and Norway and Switzerland (Europe).
Moonstone is usually cut as a cabochon or in a moon shape to reveal the shimmering effect at its best. Moonstone Jewelry makes for a special gift for loved ones with birthdays in June.
Discover more about the moonstone gem and moonstone symbolism.
June Birthday Symbols and Zodiac Signs
- Birthstone: Pearl
- Alternative Birthstones: Moonstone and Alexandrite
- Official birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite
- Birthstone color: light purple
- Birth flower: Rose
- Zodiac star sign: Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
- Zodiac star sign: Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
- 1st, 3rd and 30th wedding anniversaries: Pearl
- 55th wedding anniversary: Alexandrite
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