The month of June is represented by the Pearl. “Pearl” is derived from the Latin word “pirum”, meaning pear, which is the shape that many pearls take on naturally when they grow. Many ancient civilizations have told a variety of stories and the birth of the pearl. The Greeks believed that they were tears of joy that had been hardened when they were shaken from the eyes of the goddess of love when she was born in the sea.
At one time, Royalty were the only ones who were allowed to wear jewelry with pearls. Eventually, they were seen worn by all status’ of culture. Pearls have been obsessed over and been a passion for many. They are the symbol of purity, enhances ones integrity, and are often times given as a gift celebrating the birth of a child or marriage. Pearls are viewed as a sign of refinement and good taste. White pearls are usually given as gifts, however there are a wide variety of spectrum that the pearl grows: white, silver, cream-colored, gold, green, blue and black.
Birthstone for June - Pearl
Pearl jewelry is a well-known classic that’s a standard in elegance around the world. The lustrous pearl is also the June birthstone, and what could symbolize the month of your birth better than a stone of such captivating beauty? Our handcrafted collection contains perfect gifts for that special someone - or for yourself. When you take home a piece from our pearl collection, you can trust that you’re getting exceptional quality that will last you a lifetime.
The milky white iridescence of Pearls definitely contributes to its natural timeless beauty. The creamy shade of Pearls have long symbolized innocence, purity and chastity, making pearls the perfect gemstone for marriage and love. Wearers can benefit from an increase of personal integrity and growth upon wear. Some of the properties that Pearls are associated with are loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.
Pearls are both classic and contemporary making them the perfect addition to your chic summer wardrobe. For those born in June, pearls capture the youthful innocence that summer brings. June babies will benefit from the authentic energy that pearls captivate. Pearls will help June babies continue to foster personal growth and integrity.
Ancient legend believed pearls to be the tears of the gods above. Chinese myths believed that pearls would fall from the sky when dragons fought. Pearls were beloved during the Victorian period, where they were used heavily in jewelry.
October also has two birthstones: Alexandrite and Moonstone.
A relatively modern gem, Alexandrite, was first discovered in Russia in 1831 during the reign of its namesake, Czar Alexander II, and is an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities. Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light; it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light. Due to its rarity, some jewelers stock synthetic versions of this enchanting gemstone.
The third birthstone for June is the Moonstone. It was given its name by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone’s appearance altered with the phases of the moon — a belief that held until well after the sixteenth century. A phenomenal gemstone, moonstones show a floating play of light (called adularescence) and sometimes show either a multirayed star or a cat’s eye. Considered a sacred stone in India, moonstones often are displayed on a background of yellow (a sacred color) and are believed to encapsulate within the stone a spirit whose purpose is to bring good fortune. Part of the family of minerals called feldspar, moonstone occurs in many igneous and metamorphic rocks and comes in a variety of colors such as green, blue, peach, and champagne. The most prized moonstones are from Sri Lanka; India, Australia, the United States, Mayanmar, and Madagascar are also sources.