It’s crazy to think that it’s already June, but considering the dreary winter we had in Chicago, I’m glad summer is finally here! With the promise of longer days and perfect beach weather, June also kicks off the beginning of summer birthday season. Here’s some helpful info on June birthstones.
Pearls :|: Birthstones are different depending on where you are. When I was growing up, I was most familiar with pearls as the official birthstone for June. Classic round pearls are always timeless, but you can find modern, organic styles out if you have a more edgy vibe going on. They also come in just about any shape, size, and color you can think of. Pearls are great because they have a luminous, iridescent quality that can compliment just about anything. My go-to pair is navy blue pearl drops with gold-filled detail. They go with everything in my closet! Another bonus about shopping for pearls? You can find high quality pearl jewelry at any price point. Whether you’re looking for a gift for yourself or someone else, pearl jewelry is a great investment.
Moonstone :|: Next we have moonstone. You may be most familiar with rainbow moonstone. This popular variety is white and semi-transluscent with flashes of color that range from yellow to blue and green. Along with pearls, I use this stone a lot in wedding jewelry. There are several varieties of moonstone, including gray, peach, and white. All are similar in that they are semi-transluscent, and have beautiful milky white flashes within.
Alexandrite :|: This gemstone new on the radar as an official June birthstone. Very high quality specimens are rare and expensive. Due to the chemical properties, it can change color from light green to a deep reddish purple in different light. Pretty cool, right? Next time I am at a gem show I’ll have to find some and check this color progression out for myself.
If you’re into astrology, you can always take a page from the Zodiac calendar. Depending on where you fall, your birth stone will either be agate (Gemini) or emerald (Cancer).
Hope you found this post helpful! Please let me know what you think in the comment section. Next month we’ll be checking out all the possibilities for those July babies out there. Until then!