June marks the middle of the year and, while most months only have one birthstone to represent those born in a specific month, those who have a birthday that falls within June are at an advantage – they have a total of three different gemstones they can choose from to represent their birth month. The three birthstones associated with the month of June includes the Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite gemstones. Pearl is considered the primary birthstone of this month, while the other two options are considered secondary options. Individuals with a birthday in this month can choose between these three gemstones, or they can choose to wear jewelry made from all three if the choice is too difficult. In this post, we’ll explore each of these birthstones to help make choosing the perfect stone to represent your birth month easier.
Pearl gemstones are considered to be the primary birthstones of people born in June. Pearls are very popular and also highly sought-after, but a 100% natural Pearl can also reach for very high prices. A Pearl gemstone is known for its “pearly white” color. In older times, it was thought that these gemstones were created by creatures of mythology – such as mermaids or nymph-like creatures. Today, however, it is known that Pearls are natural gemstones that are created by clams in the ocean. Pearls are the only known gemstones to be created by a living creature – all other gemstones are found in mind deposits within the Earth’s crusts. The most unfortunate feature of a Pearl gemstone would be its rating on the Mohs Hardness Scale – it ranks between 2.5 and 4.5 out of 10. This means that Pearls are not durable and can be easily damaged; thus making Pearls not an ideal everyday gemstone, but rather a type of stone that should be reserved only for special occasions.
The Alexandrite is considered to be the first secondary birthstone of June. The Alexandrite gemstone was only discovered in the 19th century; thus this particular gemstone does not hold as much of a history as some other gemstones, such as the Diamond. This secondary birthstone of June has a very high ranking on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, being 8.5 out of 10. This makes Alexandrite perfect for everyday wear, and much more appropriate for certain types of jewelry such as rings. An interesting fact about Alexandrite is that these stones often expel a greenish color when placed in sunlight, and they tend to take on a reddish color when placed under an incandescent light.
The third gemstone associated with the month of June is the Moonstone. This gemstone is often referred to as the tertiary birthstone of June. Moonstones are often associated with the moon, which orbits the planet we reside on. There are many different legends around this gemstone and the stone is often associated with wisdom, fertility and love. These stones often possess white and bluish-white colors, but can also be found in other color varieties, such as pink, yellow, orange, grey, brown and green.
The month of June is represented by three different birthstones, including the Pearl, which is the primary birthstone of June, as well as the Moonstone and Alexandrite gemstone, both claimed as secondary birthstones for individuals born in this month. In this post, we have taken a closer look at all three of these gemstones. These overviews will help people born in June find it easier to choose the best option when it comes to deciding which gemstone they wish to be their birthstone.