June has three birthstones: the pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. Pearls are elegant white, gold or silver, alexandrite birthstones can appear green or purple and moonstones are three-dimensional colored gems.Continue Reading
Pearls were popular in the Roman Empire and in Tudor England in the 1500s, or the pearl age. The creation of a pearl starts with a small object, such as a rock or piece of shell, that gets stuck in the soft inner body of an oyster, which then covers it in a crystalline substance called nacre.
Moonstones shimmer like the moon and are usually three shades of blue, although there are green, orange and brown varieties. In India, the moonstone is considered magical. Adularization, or the shimmer of light, is caused by light rays scattering inside the moonstone.
Alexandrite gemstones are rare. They are green during the day or under fluorescent light but look purple in incandescent light.Learn more about Precious Metals & Gems
The birthstones for each month are garnet for January, amethyst for February, aquamarine for March, diamond for April, emerald for May, pearl for June, ruby for July, peridot for August, sapphire for September, opal for October, citrine for November and blue topaz for December. The colors for some stones vary.Full Answer >
The birthstone colors are red for January and July, purple for February and June, blue for March, September and December, white or clear for April and as an alternate for June, green for May and August; pink or multi-color for October and yellow for November. The colors were more important in ancient times than the actual stone. The current stone list accepted by the American Gem Society dates to 1912.Full Answer >
Deep red, purple, greenish blue, yellow and green are the birthstone colors from January to June. Birthstone colors from July to December include red, yellowish-green, dark blue, pink, and orange.Full Answer >
Determine your birthstone using a list endorsed by the American Gem Society. A birthstone is typically associated with the month in which you were born.Full Answer >