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June Birthstones


If you have not one, not two, but three birthstones on your birthday, you will be lucky. You can choose from the Pearl, the rare mom necklace and magical Alexandrite, or the Moonstone.


Pearls have been a favorite adornment for kings and queens for centuries. pearls are the only gem to be taken from a living creature and are grown in both freshwater and saltwater from the waters of China and Japan to the South Seas of the Pacific and to the islands of French Polynesia.

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Freshwater Pearls

Akoya Pearls are in shape and size, but are generally smaller and less symmetrical.

Akoya Pearls

Akoya Pearls are the most popular type of pearl and come in a variety of shades, from creamy white to rosy white and silvery blue. The hanadama meaning “Spherical Flower” is the highest quality of Akoya pearls.

South Sea Peals

The largest and most valuable South Sea Pearls are found in Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia. They are in a range of colors from white to blue.

Tahitian Pearls

The pearls come from the atolls and lagoons of the South Pacific. Most of the time what people think of as black Tahitian Pearls are actually an array of iridescent colors that they can adapt to.


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The chemical composition of Alexandrite makes it a known as an emerald by day and a gem by night. It is a rare variation of the mineral chrysoberyl that can be seen in daylight and red or purple in the evening.

In addition to being a very rare gemstone, Alexandrite has also been found in Brazil, India, and a few countries in Africa. The strength of the colors varies from country to country but a clear distinction can still be made between the green and red colors.


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The Moonstone is the least well known of the June birthstones. The Roman natural historian Pliny believed that the appearance of the stone was altered by the phases of the moon.

Moonstones are formed in many rocks and can be found in a variety of colors from blues and greens to peaches and champagnes. Moonstones can be found in a number of countries, including India, Australia, the United States and Sri Lanka.

June birthstones are gemstone.org, winterson.co.uk, and the american gem society.

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