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June Birthstone

June Birthstone

Pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone are the birthstones of June — making it one of only three months to have three birthstones, along with August and December.

What is the birthstone for June?

Each of June’s birthstones has its own charm, from the classic beauty of pearls and the colorful allure of alexandrite to the dreamy characteristics of moonstone.

Pearls are the only gemstones that can be made by living creatures. Natural pearls are made within mollusks and form when microscopic irritants get lodged in their shells. Cultured pearls are a popular alternative to natural pearls for their symmetry and their value. They are also formed in water but aren’t naturally occurring – they are cultivated in pearl sacs within laboratories and are carefully monitored for uniform size and shape.

Alexandrite was discovered in 1834 in Russian mines. It gets its name from a legend that claims that it was discovered on the same day that future Russian Czar Alexander II came of age. Natural versions of this June birthstone are now rarer than diamonds.

Moonstone was named by the Roman natural historian Pliny the Elder, whose writings claimed that the moonstone’s appearance shifted with the phases of the moon.

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June Birthstone Color

June birthstones are characterized by a variety of colors, and, in some cases, hues that appear to change depending on the light.

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June Birthstone History

June birthstones have rich and varied backstories, each with lore that adds to their appeal.

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June Birthstone Meaning

The June birthstones each have special symbolism and meanings associated with their beauty.

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Where are the June birthstones found?

June birthstones are found across the globe.  

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June Birthstone Durability

Among the June birthstones, pearl is the most delicate, moonstone is moderately durable, and alexandrite is quite durable.

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June Birthstone Cleaning & Care

See below for cleaning and care tips for each of the June birthstones.

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June Birthstone Jewelry

To celebrate the arrival of summer, your birthday, or your favorite person born in June, browse a few of our June birthstone jewelry offerings below.

June Birthstone Necklaces

Duality Cultured Pearl and Paperclip Chain Necklace

Duality Cultured Pearl and Paperclip Chain NecklaceAs chic and trendy as can be, this half pearl and chain necklace is adorned on one side with lustrous cultured pearls and a paperclip chain on the other, creating a versatile look that can be worn with pearl-forward or flipped for a full paperclip look.

Lab Alexandrite Twist Pendant

Lab Alexandrite Twist Pendant

This spectacular pendant features a richly hued lab alexandrite centered in a delightful sculptural twist.

Mila Baroque Cultured Pearl Necklace

Mila Baroque Cultured Pearl Necklace

A rose-colored baroque cultured pearl rests beneath a circle of lustrous metal in this chic necklace, creating a modern yet timeless look.

June Birthstone Rings

Luxe Ballad Lab Alexandrite Ring

Luxe Ballad Lab Alexandrite Ring

This petite ring features scalloped pavé lab alexandrites in elegantly sculpted prongs that extend three-fourths of the way around the band, leaving a small sizing bar in back.

Marlene Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Ring

Marlene Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Ring

Timeless and elegant, this petite band features freshwater cultured pearls on either side of a centered round diamond.

Lab Alexandrite Sweetheart Signet Ring

Lab Alexandrite Sweetheart Signet Ring
This charming signet ring features a heart-shaped silhouette with a round lab alexandrite at its center.

June Birthstone Earrings

Solitaire Lab Alexandrite Stud Earrings

Solitaire Lab Alexandrite Stud Earrings

Fashion forward with classic sophistication, these regal lab grown alexandrites are set in comfortable basket settings.

Gigi Lab Alexandrite and Baroque Cultured Pearl Earrings

Gigi Lab Alexandrite and Baroque Cultured Pearl Earrings

These whimsical earrings feature a rare baroque cultured pearl topped by a princess cut lab alexandrite for a chic, romantic look.

Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings

Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings

A beautifully matched pair of premium Akoya cultured pearls are mounted on classic push back posts.

June Birthstone Bracelets

Margaret Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Bracelet

Margaret Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Bracelet

Classic and timeless, this 7-inch bracelet features a strand of 3.5 – 4 mm premium Akoya cultured pearls that add a touch of sophistication to any look.

Lab Alexandrite Bezel Bracelet

Lab Alexandrite Bezel Bracelet
Both elegant and timeless, this bracelet features a charming bezel-set lab grown alexandrite on a delicate cable chain.

Athena Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Bracelet

Athena Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Bracelet
This lovely bracelet features five Akoya pearls placed evenly across a lustrous cable chain with several sizing stations for increased comfortability.

June Birthstone FAQs

How many birthstones does June have?

June has three birthstones: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone.

Why does June have three birthstones?

The evolution of birthstone associations has led to some months having multiple birthstones based on the gemstone’s unique properties or meanings, such as June with three birthstones. This variety allows for more choices and interpretations based on personal preferences and beliefs.

What is the traditional June birthstone?

Pearl is the traditional birthstone associated with June.

What is June’s birthstone flower?

June’s birthstone flowers are roses and honeysuckles because both flowers peak during June.

What month is the pearl birthstone?

June is the month associated with the pearl birthstone.

What month is the alexandrite birthstone?

June is the month associated with the alexandrite birthstone.

What month is the moonstone birthstone?

June is the month associated with the moonstone birthstone.

Still interested in learning more about birthstones? Check out our other birthstone guides: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Comments (8)

Miriam Lebron Says:
June 20th, 2019 at 10:35 am

Very beautiful Jewerý, I was born on July
So all the Jèwery were just beautiful and extravagant for any occasion. Keep up with the good news.

Richard vermillion Says:
November 3rd, 2018 at 10:32 am

Very interesting stuff definitely will be looking into this website more

Harriette Hankins Says:
June 22nd, 2018 at 8:50 pm

I have always loved my birth month. When I realized my birthstone, I really felt unique. I spent many years in a church that didn’t believe in wearing jewelry. Now, I’m discovering June’s warm and lovely stones. It’s amazing to see each designer capture us June babies personalities and lives in a piece of jewelry. Each June birthstone piece I’ve seen seems to capture my essence. How awesome! I love it!

Anitra Says:
March 12th, 2018 at 10:55 am

What about the alexandrite? It is also June’s birthstone. Such a beautiful stone yet no mentioned of it in this article.

Norma Raymond Says:
March 4th, 2018 at 8:33 pm

What about alexandrite for June?

Donna Wikle Says:
July 20th, 2017 at 8:17 pm

I learned a lot about pearls Anxios to learn about others.

Donna Wikle Says:
July 20th, 2017 at 8:14 pm

I learned a lot about my birthstone and am anxious to learn more about other gems.

Donna Wikle Says:
July 20th, 2017 at 8:11 pm

I learned a lot about my birthstone and am anxious to learn more a