Learn about June's Birthstones

For those born in the month of June, they are lucky to be associated with not one, but three exquisite gemstones as their birthstones. These are Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite, each offering a unique blend of symbolism, beauty, and rich history.


Regarded for centuries as a symbol of purity, Pearls are the most traditional of June's birthstones. Unlike most gemstones that are found within the Earth, Pearls are created by living creatures, the mollusks. They are formed when a piece of sand or grit gets lodged in the mollusk's shell and as a defense mechanism, the creature secretes a substance called nacre around the irritant, creating the Pearl. Their natural beauty and rarity have made them a coveted gem for jewelry for thousands of years.


Moonstone, named for its moon-like sheen, is another birthstone for June. Believed to be made from solidified moonbeams, Moonstones are revered for their adularescence - the rainbow colored light that flashes across the gem. With hues ranging from colorless to grey, brown, yellow, green, or pink and clarity that varies from transparent to translucent, Moonstones offer an ethereal and captivating charm. They are also associated with love, passion, fertility, and great luck.


The third and most modern June birthstone is Alexandrite. This relatively new gem was first discovered in Russia and is famed for its rare color-changing ability. In daylight, Alexandrite appears green but under incandescent light, it turns to a purplish-red. This unique optical characteristic makes it one of the most valuable gemstones in the world. Alexandrite is also thought to strengthen intuition, aid creativity and inspire imagination.

Moonstone is one of the three birthstone's for June.