Traditional June Birthstone - Pearl
Pearls are the only gem with organic origins and they have strong associations with the moon and the planet Venus. Believed to attract wealth and prosperity pearls are also understood to bring good luck and a sense of calm to the wearer.
Modern June Birthstone - Alexandrite
Named after the Russian Czar Alexander II, alexandrite was discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1834. It is a pleochroic gemstone, which means that it looks different under artificial light to the way it appears in daylight (it is usually blue-green in daylight and red in artificial light). Extremely rare and valuable, a single carat of unworked alexandrite can command a higher price than the same quantity of uncut diamond. ruby, emerald or sapphire.
Thought to represent a bridge between the physical and spiritual world, alexandrite is also believed to bring good luck in love and finances. For this reason, it is often selected for engagement ring designs.
Birth Flower(s): Rose and Honeysuckle
Inspirational people who were born in June: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson | George Orwell | Marilyn Monroe | Hattie McDaniel