All About Birthstones: June Birthstones
June BirthstonesCelebrate a June birthday with several choices for June birthstones! For those born in June, there are several birthstone options. Pearl is the most common birthstone for June, but alexandrite makes a unique and dazzling alternative. Learn more about the birthstones for June.
Pearl Birthstone - The BasicsThe most common birthstone for June is the pearl. Considered a classic in the jewelry world, pearls are an elegant and timeless natural wonder. A pearl possesses a unique iridescent quality unlike any other stone or gem. Pearls are made up of layer upon layer of lustrous nacre produced within mollusk shells.
Because pearls are so seldom found in nature, humans have created a system of producing cultured pearls. In this process, tiny irritants are inserted inside the mollusk shell. Nacre builds up around the irritants over time creating beautiful cultured pearls. Almost all pearls you find in stores today are cultured.
Pearl Jewelry CareCultured pearls are especially soft and vulnerable. When getting dressed, your cultured pearls should be the last item you put on and the first item you take off. Makeup, hairspray, perfume and other chemicals are very harmful to cultured pearls.
It's a good idea to wipe them with a clean, damp cloth after each use to remove the build-up of dirt and oil. Also, make sure your pearls are completely dry before putting them away. Hot water, steam, extreme temperatures and ultrasonic cleaners should be avoided, as well. Pearls are beautiful and timeless and make a wonderful gift for any occasion. You can't go wrong shopping pearl jewelry from Jared.
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Alexandrite Birthstone - The BasicsAlexandrite is known as the second birthstone for those born in June. Alexandrite has the unique ability to change colors depending on the light source. During the day, alexandrite can take on a green hue.
In incandescent light, it can change to a purplish red. Being such a unique gemstone, alexandrite glows in all types of gold settings. Are you curious about where the name came from? This stone's namesake is none other than Alexander II of Russia, whose birthday fell on the day of the stone’s discovery.
Alexandrite MeaningAlexandrite is thought to bring harmony and good fortune to the wearer. It is also perceived to have the power to influence positivity and wellness, particularly when it comes to one's health. The alexandrite gemstone is also the gemstone to celebrate 55 years of marriage.
Alexandrite jewelry is beautiful and unique. Whether surrounded by diamonds or set in rose gold, you can't go wrong with various jewelry options.
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