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.
Pearls are associated with purity, fidelity and integrity and are often worn by brides on their wedding day.
Pearl is the only organic birthstone as opposed to other birthstones which are all inorganic gemstones. Pearls 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.
Pearl and Moonstone are Zodiac birthstones for both Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21) and Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22) star signs.
June Birthstone Color: 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.
June birthstone jewelry set with the more valuable Alexandrite gemstone is a special gift for a milestone birthday. 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.
JUNE BIRTHDAY SYMBOLS
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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