A little about Pearls, The Birthstone of June

The word pearl comes from the French word perle that means led which refers to the leg shape of a mollusk shell. Peals are potentially the best-loved gems of all time. They are naturally occuring and cultured and are available naturally in a variety of colours. Although pearls are available in a palette of amazing colours and hues, most abundantly seen are the white and cream coloured pearls. Pearls are gemstones that aren’t minerals by their chemical composition as they are formed by living organisms, mollusks.

Natural pearls form around a microscopic irritant in the bodies of certain mollusks while the Cultured ones are the result of the deliberate insertion of a bead or piece of tissue that the mollusk coats with nacre.

Types of Pearls and their availability:

Today, there are various types of pearls available apart from the naturally occurring, one can find cultured, synthetic and imitation pearls too that look similar but have different compositions. You can find them in raw individual forms or in the form of pearl jewellery sets, pearl costume jewellery, fine jewellery with pearls, handmade pearl jewellery uk and more. Most pearls come from southern China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Australia.

Pearl, the traditional june birthstone, is considered to be super versatile since it goes perfectly with almost everything you could possibly think of styling it with and it is therefore often said that Pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.

“No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?” – C. Day Lewis

FAQs

What color is June birthstone?

The June birthstone gem is Pearl and they come in various forms types and colours. Natural and modern cultured pearls, both, occur in a wide variety of colours. The most abundant pearl colours are white and cream. Other common pearl colours are Black, grey, and silver and the palette doesn’t end here. The hue or main colour, or bodycolor of the pearl is often affected by additional colours called overtones. These overtones are typically pink, green, purple, or blue while some also show the iridescent phenomenon known as orient.

What's the birthstone for June?

We often get asked what is the birthstone for the month of june, so here’s what you need to know about the same. Pearl is the birthstone for the month of June. The word pearl comes from the French word perle that means led which refers to the leg shape of a mollusk shell. Peals are potentially the best-loved gems of all time. They are naturally occuring and cultured and are available naturally in a variety of colours. Most pearls come from southern China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Australia.

What are may and June birthstone?

The Birthstone of May is Emerald while the traditional birthstone of June is considered to be Pearl. While pearls occur under the sea, the finest emeralds have been and are still being sourced from Colombia. To know more about the birthstone of May, you could refer to our previous blog that speaks in depth about the same.

Is light amethyst a June birthstone?

No, The birthstone for the month of June is Pearl. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February.

Why is June's birthstone the Pearl?

During ancient times, people from the Middle East believed that pearls were teardrops fallen from heaven. The Chinese believed that the June birthstone came from the brain of a dragon while Christopher Columbus and his contemporaries thought that mollusks formed pearls from dew drops. Pearls have been associated with purity, humility and innocence such that they were traditionally given as a wedding gift. In the ancient Sanskrit text the Atharvaveda, pearls were said to bring long life and prosperity while In Asia, pearls were believed to help alleviate indigestion and haemorrhages. These cultured pearl birthstones come in dazzling sizes, colours and shapes and bring peace, humility and innocence, hence is June’s birthstone.