Well, how lucky are you June babies? You get your choice of three birthstones for your month. Pearl, Alexandrite or the beautiful moonstone! All of which are gorgeous. I love pearls and moonstones but do not even own any alexandrite jewelry. I think I might have to change that. For now though, if you are interested in June birthstone jewelry here is what I found…
June birthstone definitions:
noun – a pearly white semiprecious stone consisting of alkali feldspar.
Al·ex·an·drite noun – a gem variety of chrysoberyl that appears green in daylight and red in artificial ligh
Pearl noun – A hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem.
- An artificial imitation of this.
- A necklace of pearls.
- Something resembling a pearl in appearance.
“The sweat stood in pearls along his forehead”
- short for mother-of-pearl.
- A very pale bluish gray or white like the color of a pearl.
A precious thing; the finest example of something.
“The nation’s media were assembled to hear his pearls of wisdom”
verb: pearl; 3rd person present: pearls; past tense: pearled; past participle: pearled; gerund or present participle: pearling; noun: pearling
form pearl like drops.
“The juice on the blade pearled into droplets”
- make bluish-gray like a pearl.
“The peaked hills, blue and pearled with clouds”
- make bluish-gray like a pearl.
Dive or fish for pearl oysters.
Looking to buy pearl jewelry?
I did an article on pearl jewelry not long ago, here is the link, if you are looking to buy pearl jewelry here is the link:Pearls
Here are some other pieces of pearl jewelry that I really liked –
simple, delicate and feminine pearl stud earrings. Cant go wrong with these beauties!
I love the simple and clean look of this teardrop shaped pearl necklace.
Want to buy moonstone jewelry?
I love having jewelry I can wear with almost anything – these are those earrings. Simple but pretty. I love moonstones and these earrings are affordable and would make a nice addition to any jewelry collection.
Rainbow moonstone earrings – I love these! They have to be some of the prettiest little stud earrings – they are small, bu the color of the stone and the diamond halo surrounding is just stunning!
the moonstone bracelet to the right is a great option as well. If you are on a budget this bracelet is under $30!
Not only is this necklace just fantastic but it is priced reasonably at just under $40. It is simple but unique, making a thoughtful gift that will be treasured for a very long time!
Below is another pretty moonstone necklace. This piece of jewelry is a great one for layering, and would work well with many outfits.
Natural Alexandrite jewelry:
wow…. I mean, not that I need to say more about this alexandrite ring – but you sure would not have to twist my arm to wear this princess worthy ring!
alexandrite earrings – I love this stone – the variety of color is fantastic – there are so many beautiful pieces. You can buy lab created stones for a little less, but there is nothing like natural stone – there are things that are human/lab reproduced that are OK and great options for shopping on a budget, but nobody can reproduce a natural stone this way!!! they are gorgeous!
I love this alexandrite necklace… it is not “budget” friendly but I thought it was so beautiful I had to share. If you can afford this beauty it will be treasured for many years, without doubt!
Below I have pasted some images of natural and simulated alexandrite. All are under $50 for a budget friendly gift for your June baby!
June babies worth celebrating!
all of them need to be celebrated and I hope I have given you some choices you are happy with. Not only do they have three birthstones to choose from but within that there is natural vs. simulated and prices range from a few dollars up to several thousand so there are so many choices! I always recommend natural over lab created because to me there is something just so much more special about natural stones – I hope you enjoyed this article. Below is a little information on cleaning and caring for your June birthstone jewelry, I hope it is helpful to you. Please remember to leave a comment or question below! thank you and have a blessed day!
Pearl jewelry – I have read that you should wipe your pearls after each wear to keep buildup from happening (oils or dust). I am not that good, I guess from what I have read I am not the best jewelry owner because I certainly do not clean my pearls with each wear… maybe they mean those of us who do not have kids…. anyway, when you do clean it a soft cloth dampened with lukewarm water and mild dish soap is what you need, especially if there are any visible stains. Do not submerge in the water, only wipe the pearls and be sure they are dry before storing them again.
Moonstone jewelry – do not use ultrasonic cleaners. For your moonstones what you need is warm soapy water (dish soap or non-acid based jewelry cleaner. Soak your moonstone for a few minutes, gently remove and use a soft cloth to dry it.
Alexandrite jewelry – Alexandrite is a tough stone, with a hardness of 8.5 it is durable… that said it is not a good idea to go out and do the heavy-duty work under the hood of your car, but still the stone is hard and sturdy – can still shatter but if you are looking for a durable stone for someone who maybe needs a stone that is not as delicate as a pearl but just as pretty. This stone can be taken to your jeweler for an ultrasonic or steam bath but also comes clean with warm water with dish soap and dried with a soft cloth.
As with all jewelry, it can all scratch so is not a good idea to store in a tangled mess with other jewelry but neatly. Stones can scratch each other as well as the metal can be ruined. Take care of your jewelry and it will be beautiful for years to come.