Behind the Birthstone: June Pearl and Alexandrite

  • By interactive
  • 26 May, 2017
June Birthstone -Pearl and Alexandrite

For those jewelry lovers born in the month of June, there are two beautiful gems associated with your birth month. The precious pearl and rare alexandrite gemstones are a perfect match for welcoming in the warmer weather and celebrating that special June birthday in your life. Both known for their natural beauty, these gems make for the perfect focal point in a custom jewelry design from your local Rockford and Beloit jeweler or a lovely addition to a well-loved existing piece.

The Elegant Pearl and Alexandrite: Discover the Special Meaning Behind June’s Birthstones

The Pearl

Pearls are one of the most special gemstones because they are made by living creatures. Mollusks can take anywhere from one to twenty years to make a pearl, making them one of the most treasured gemstones used throughout the ages. The rarest and most expensive pearls are made in the wild, but the majority of pearls found on the market today are cultured and farmed. Because of their beauty and rarity, pearls have been used in jewelry making for centuries, with the oldest known pearl jewelry belonging to a Persian princess who was buried in 520 B.C. The ancient Japanese believed that pearls were formed by the tears of mythical creatures, while other ancient civilizations believed that dragons carried them in their teeth. Still other civilizations associated the pearl with the moon, the sea, and wisdom. Because these natural pearls were so rare, only the wealthiest ancient peoples could afford them and they were often buried with the gems.

Alexandrite

This modern gemstone was discovered in Russian emerald mines in the 1830s. Legends say that it was found on the day that Czar Alexander II came of age; thus it was appropriately named after him. Treasured for its chameleon-like power to change colors from green to red, it's often referred to as an "emerald by day and ruby by night." This unique power to change colors is due to a very rare chemical composition that also makes alexandrite one of the most expensive gems known today. Often associated with learning and concentration, those who wear alexandrite are believed to have a strong intuition, lots of creativity, and inspire imagination.

Design a Custom Jewelry Piece Featuring the Pearl or Alexandrite

Both beautiful and rare, the pearl and alexandrite are as special as those born in the month of June. Interested in using one or both of these precious gems in a custom jewelry design from your Rockford and Beloit jeweler? Call (815) 227-5500 or visit Jewelry by Christopher online  today to schedule an initial consultation.

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