June Birthstones, Colors and Flowers & more June Birthday Symbols

June Birthstone Pearl

June Birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite

The three official birthstones for June are Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite and thus the June birthstone colors are white and light purple.

Pearl and Moonstone are Zodiac birthstones for both Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21) and Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22) star signs.

Other June birthday symbols include the birth flower for June which is the Rose.

June Birthstone Pearl

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.

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.

Watch the short, informative videos below highlighting the history, symbolism and properties of the June gemstones - Alexandrite and Moonstone.

June Birthstone Pearl Beads
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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.

Moonstone Meanings, Uses & Healing by Satin Crystals




June Birthstone Lab Alexandrite Gems
Lab Alexandrite Cabochons from Lipengee Gems
Faceted Lab Alexandrite Gemstone
Lab Alexandrite - Round
Faceted Alexandrite Crystal
Alexandrite - Cushion

June Birthstone 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. Alexandrite deposits were first discovered in the 1830s in the Ural Mountains of Russia and named after Tsar Alexander II. These deposits were of exceptional quality however are now depleted and most Alexandrite nowadays comes from Sri Lanka, East Africa and Brazil.

Some famous Alexandrite gemstones are the Whiney Alexandrite weighing 17.08 carats discovered in Brazil; the Sauer Alexandrite weighing 122 400 carats, also found in Brazil and the world's largest uncut Alexandrite; and the Smithsonian's Alexandrite of 65.7 carats discovered in Sri Lanka.

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.

Discover more about lab-created alexandrite and alexandrite history.

June Birthstone Colors: White and Light Purple

Due to the three birthstones, the June birthstone color can be white or light purple. White is the primary color of both the Pearl and Moonstone birthstones, however they both occur in other colors. Pearl colors depend on the type of freshwater or seawater mollusk that produced them. Moonstone colors can vary from transparent, through white, green, yellow-brown, grey to almost black with different colored shimmering effects. Light purple comes from the main color of the Alexandrite birthstone.

Jewelry set with June's gemstones or with synthetic crystals in the birthstone colors of white or light purple make a lovely, meaningful gift for any June birthday.

Alexandrite Gemstone Facts and Information by Gemporia




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

June Birthday Symbols and Signs

June Birthstone Goddess
Lady of June with Pearl and Roses by Angelic Shades
depicting June's birthstone, color and flower.
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June Zodiac Signs and Crystals

The two June birthday zodiac signs are Gemini and Cancer. The Gemini sign is from May 22 to June 21 and the Cancer sign from June 21 to July 22. (The start and end dates can vary by a day or so each year).

New Moon Beginnings offer Zodiac crystal sets (rough or tumbled) to enhance each sign's positive qualities and to calm negative energies.

Tigers eye, blue apatite, white howlite, agate and smoky quartz are included in the Gemini crystal set to enhance their quick-witted and expressive nature. Discover how these stones amplify the qualities of the Gemini sign.

In the Cancer crystal set - red jasper, moonstone, orange calcite, carnelian and rose quartz compliment the compassionate and nurturing Cancerians. Find out how these stones can help strengthen the Cancer sign characteristics.

Gemini Crystals (May 22 - Jun 21) Gemini Jewelry

Cancer Crystals (Jun 21 - Jul 22) Cancer Jewelry




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