June birthstones range from creamy-coloured pearl and moonstone to the rare colour-changing alexandrite—one of the most valuable gems on earth. With this wide range of choice, people with June birthdays can opt for a beautiful gemstone to fit any style or budget.
Pearls are the only gemstones made by living creatures. Molluscs 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.
Pearls symbolize purity and innocence, that’s why it’s tradition for a bride to wear pearls on her wedding day. Besides being one of three birthstones for June, the pearl is also the birthstone for babies born under the signs of Gemini and Cancer, and frequently gifted on 1st, 3rd, 12th and 30th wedding anniversaries.
Alexandrite, often described as “emerald by day, ruby by night”, was discovered in Russian emerald mines located in the Ural Mountains. It’s a rare variety of the mineral that changes colour from bluish green in daylight to purplish red under incandescent light.
Associated is believed to strengthen intuition, aid creativity and inspire imagination—bringing good omens to anyone who wears it.
June’s third birthstone, moonstone is closely associated with lunar mystery and magic. Its calming, balancing energies can supposedly attune to natural biological rhythms. Moonstone acts as the ultimate fertility crystal by sparking passion in new lovers and reuniting old ones.
Also known as the Traveller’s Stone, it’s believed to protect travellers at night. Moonstone is used to treat insomnia and sleepwalking, encourage sound sleep and create beneficial dreams.