June Birthstone: A Comprehensive Guide

June Birthstone: A Comprehensive Guide

If you were born in June, you are lucky enough to have three birthstones to call your own(pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone). With so many attractive options, individuals with June birthdays can have a birthstone that fits their mood or budget, due to the different colors and price points these gems offer.

June is one of only three months (the others are August and December) that has three birthstones, giving you a variety of beautiful birthstone choices.

Pearl

The Origins of Pearl Birthstone

Pearls are the only gemstones made by living creatures. Mollusks produce pearls by depositing layers of calcium carbonate around microscopic irritants that get lodged in their shells, usually not a grain of sand, as commonly believed.

The pearl is the traditional June birthstone. Some legends say that the pearl represents the tears of angels in heaven, while others believe they are the tears of mermaids. Saltwater pearls usually form in the shape of soft white orbs, and the ancient Greeks associated them with the moon and Greek lunar deities. According to astrology, pearls are associated with the planet Venus and symbolize love, beauty, and wealth.

Factors Affecting Value

Natural pearls that can qualify as gemstone quality only occur in 1 in 70000 mollusks. Natural pearls take between 6 months to 2 years to form inside the host mollusk. Since these authentic pearls are scarce and expensive, cultured pearls are grown on farms by stimulating host mollusk to secrete nacre solution that builds pearl layers. These are less expensive.

Each step in the pearl-making process changes the final product. The factors affecting the value of pearls also include the type of oyster, water cleanliness, and the location it is formed.

Where is Pearl Found?

Actual pearl-bearing mollusks have become rare. So now, cultured pearls are widely used in jewelry making. Pearls are usually found in China, Australia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Saltwater cultured pearls are grown in many areas around the world. Akoya cultured pearl farms are found in Japan and China, especially along the southern coasts of Guangdong and Guangxi provinces. South Sea cultured pearls are farmed from the northern coast of Australia through Indonesia to the southern coast of Southeast Asia, with large operations in the Philippines as well. The Gambier Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago, both part of French Polynesia, are two locales where the rich black Tahitian pearls are cultured. China is the dominant source of freshwater cultured pearls.

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Alexandrite

The Origins of Alexandrite Birthstone

The Alexandrite ranked among the most modern birthstones for June. discovered in the Ural mountains of Russia. Legends claim that it was discovered in 1834 on the same day that future Russian Czar Alexander II came of age, hence the name honoring him.

It’s also mined in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil, but alexandrite jewelry sourced from Russia appears to have the most dramatic incandescent light effect.

Few gems are as rare and expensive as Alexandrite. A genuine alexandrite necklace can even be more costly than a diamond necklace. Because of this, most alexandrite jewelry on the market is synthetic Alexandrite.

Alexandrite Wedding Ring Set Collections

Factors Affecting Value

Alexandrite is sought after for its chameleon-like behavior. So, certain shades are preferred over others. Since the chromium ions are responsible for the color-changing attribute, the level of this ion that is balanced between ruby and emerald affects the value of the Alexandrite crystals. Another factor is the distinctness of the color change.

When specific forms of long, thin inclusions are formed parallel to each other, they show another phenomenon called chatoyancy, also known as the cat’s-eye effect. The cat’s-eye Alexandrite is among the most sought-after June birthstones.

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Moonstone

The Origins of Moonstone Birthstone

Moonstone is the third June birthstone famous for its adularescence- the light appears to stream across the gemstone, giving it a special glow. Pliny, the Roman historian, wrote that the moonstone’s shimmery appearance shifted with the phases of the moon.

, Moonstone is a form of the mineral feldspar that produces a pearl-like luster when light penetrates the stone. The mineral layers reflect this light within the crystal. As a result, Moonstone often appears to be a milky white or gray color with a white or silvery glow. This shine resembles the glow of the moon, giving it its name. Pink, orange, near-colorless, blue, or multicolored moonstones are also found in nature.

Where is Moonstone Found?

Moonstone is widely found in several places across the globe. This includes Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Myanmar, Madagascar, and the United States.

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Treatment and Care

Moonstone is a 6–6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and has poor toughness. It may crack when exposed to high heat. Thus, ultrasonic and steam cleaners should not be used on your moonstone. The best option for cleaning is warm, soapy water with a soft brush.

Factors Affecting Value

The most valued moonstones exhibit a blue sheen when placed against a white background. The more transparent and colorful the crystal appears, the greater the intensity of the blue glow and, thus, the higher the gem's value.When buyers choose moonstones, importance is given to three factors- body color, the color of the gem, and orientation of the sheen.

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June Birthstone New Arrival Collection

14K Rose Gold 1 Carat Moonstone June Birthstone Solitaire Ring With Twisted Rope Band

7mm Round Rainbow Blue Moonstone Diamond Ring With Pink Gold Twisted Rope Band

#1 Solitaire Moonstone With Rope Band

SKU:Moonstone-bbb02; Price: $165+

#2 Three Stone Moonstone Style

SKU: Moonstone-bbb01; Price: $212+

Minimalist Pear Shaped Alexandrite Engagement Ring Set Square Diamond Three Stone Curved Diamond Band

Vintage French Princess Cut Lab Alexandrite Infinity Crossover Ring Cluster Diamond

#3 Minimalist Style

SKU:alexandrite-set-615; $643

#4 Cluster Style

SKU:Alexandrite-611; Price: $199+

Petite V Shaped Band Pearl & Diamond Women Stacking Curve Band in Rose Gold 14K

Diamond Halo Pear Shaped Lab Alexandrite Women Engagement Ring Shaped Band 1.5 Carat Rose Gold

#5 Curve Stackable Band

SKU:pearl-band-614; Price: $338

#6 Shaped Band Style

SKU:alexandrite-615; Price:$509+

Pear Wedding Band New Arrival

Alexandrite and Pearl Multi Stone Band Rainbow Stone Everyday Ring June Birthday Gift

Baguette Emerald and Pearl Wedding Band Rainbow Pride Mixed Stone Everyday Ring June Birthday Gift

#1 Alexandrite

SKU: rainbow-band-02; Price: $99+

#2 Emerald

SKU:rainbow-band-05; Price: $135+

Rainbow Gemstone Silver Ring Band Green Moss Agate and Pearl Multi-Color Birthstone Band

Baguette Cut Multi-Color Peridot and Pearl Garnet Gemstone Band Stering Silver Ring

#3 Moss Agate

SKU:rainbow-band-04; Price: $135

#4 Peridot

SKU: rainbow-band-01; Price: $99+

Each Birthstone by Month

Interested in learning more about birthstones? Here’s a list of each birthstone by month

January Birthstone Garnet
February Birthstone Amethyst
March Birthstone Aquamarine
April Birthstone Diamond
May Birthstone Emerald
June Birthstone PearlMoonstone, Alexandrite
July Birthstone Ruby
August Birthstone PeridotSpinel, Sardonyx
September Birthstone Sapphire
October Birthstone Opal
November Birthstone TopazCitrine
December Birthstone Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise
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