Your June Birthstone Guide

Your June Birthstone Guide

June is the month known for long hot days, vacations, the summer solstice, gorgeous flowers in bloom, and of course, pearls. There is something so enchanting, romantic, and playful about June.

The pearl birthstone jewelry associated with June is beautiful and timeless. Pearls are perfect for day, night, casual meetups, and fancy date nights. 

Where Did Birthstone Jewelry Originate?

Birthstones have biblical origins. In Exodus 28, the high priest Aaron was given a breastplate adorned with 12 gemstones that represented each of the 12 tribes of Israel. Later, these 12 gemstones came to represent the 12 zodiac signs and the 12 months of the year.

In 1912, the National Association of Jewelers, now called the Jewelers of America, came together to officially declare the birthstones for each month. They weighed several factors when finalizing their list, including customs that had developed throughout the years, practicality for turning them into birthstone jewelry pieces, and availability. 

The 3 June Birthstones:

  • Pearl
  • Moonstone
  • Alexandrite

Throughout the years, several modifications have been made to the list. Shortly after pearl was established as the official June birthstone, moonstone was added as a birthstone for June. In 1952, alexandrite was added as a June birthstone by the Jewelry Industry Council of America. June is one of three months that have three different birthstones.

Moonstone is a classic gemstone that echoes the milky-white complexion of pearls with a soft blue shimmer. Many high-end June birthstone jewelry pieces feature both mother of pearl and moonstone together. The iridescent hue of mother of pearl perfectly complements the translucent luster of moonstones.

Pearl Birthstone Jewelry for All Occasions

Mikimoto Morning Dew Akoya and Black South Sea Cultured Pearl Earrings with Diamonds

Princess Diana was a classic style icon, and many of her most notable jewelry pieces that were passed down to Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were pearls. These include her diamond and South Sea pearl earrings, Queen Mary's Lover's Knot tiara, and her three-strand pearl bracelet. Most recently, the Duchess of Cambridge wore Diana's diamond and pearl drop earrings in her official portrait celebrating the future queen's 40th birthday.

Pearl birthstone jewelry is fit for a queen, and you can gift the June birthstone to your queen to ensure she always knows how much you treasure her. It is also the ultimate everyday piece to add to her collection that will carry on from generation to generation. Its white luster can accompany any outfit in an understated and beautiful way.

Aside from being the June birthstone, pearls are also the official 30th wedding anniversary gift. You've spent 30-plus years loving each other through the ups and downs; what better way to show appreciation and dedication than with pearls that will last a lifetime? 

What are the Most Common Pearl Birthstone Jewelry Colors?

Mikimoto 7x6.5mm Akoya Pearl Two Row Bracelet

Pearls are typically associated with a milky white or cream color. However, pearls come in almost every color imaginable. In addition to white, pearls can be black, gray, silver, pink, green, purple, or the most elusive color, blue.

3 Most Popular Pearl Birthstone Jewelry Colors:

  • White Pearls
  • Black Pearls
  • Golden Pearls

The beautiful thing about pearls coming in a variety of colors means you can tailor your pearl selection to the unique woman you are shopping for. Do you need something classic and timeless that can accompany any outfit from day to night? You want white or cream pearls. Does your lady like to stand out with timeless jewelry that pops? Black and gray pearls will be the perfect gift for her. 

What is the Meaning Behind Pearl Birthstone Jewelry?

Pearl birthstone jewelry is most commonly associated with purity, humility, and innocence. The June birthstone was historically given as a wedding gift to signify a new beginning and to wish the wearer long life and prosperity.

Pearls are the only gemstones that naturally form from a living organism. Therefore, they represent a truly majestic part of nature. Similar to how your love for each other developed over time to become a safe place from the outside world, marine oysters and freshwater mussels create the pearl as a natural defense against outside irritants

What Are the Best Pearl Birthstone Jewelry Gifts?

Pearl birthstone jewelry is great for celebrating birthdays, and June birthstones make lovely gifts that can be gifted year-round to celebrate all of life's achievements and milestones.

    Princesse Pearl Starter Necklace

    Princesse Pearl Cultured Starter Necklace

    Easily one of the best pearl birthstone gifts is the Princesse Pearl Cultured Starter Necklace. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving. It is ideal for gifting to your little one or granddaughter at birth but can be given at any time.

    Start a tradition by gifting your loved one a Princesse pearl starter necklace, and continue to add pearls as new goals, achievements, or milestones are met. Everything from a first birthday to earning a doctorate, getting engaged, buying a home, and having a baby can be celebrated and memorialized by adding a gorgeous, luminescent pearl.

    Sabel June Birthstone Collection

    Sabel Pearl 14K White Gold 8.5-9mm White Pearl Necklace

    The Sabel collection embodies elegance and grace. The Sabel birthstone collection is the most beautiful way to begin a pearl birthstone jewelry collection for the woman you love.

    With a birthstone for every month, you can buy coordinating pieces for your wife and daughters. Another favorite tradition for women is to collect birthstones for their children or grandchildren.

    Many of the Sabel birthstone collection pieces incorporate diamonds and pearls together, reminiscent of the Royal family. For example, the pearl and diamond halo pendant necklace perfectly accentuates the neckline and creates a stunning view from every angle.

    The pearl and diamond halo ring makes the perfect addition to any outfit. It is stunning enough to be worn with an evening gown but classic enough to wear to a mid-week committee meeting.

    5 Gorgeous Sabel Pearl Birthstone Jewelry Pieces:

    Sabel Collection Birthstone and Diamond Halo Ring

    The Sabel collection is for the woman in your life that deserves to shine. She works hard, loves her family, and is always ready to make memories with the ones she loves.

    Mikimoto Pearls

    Mikimoto pearls are the highest-rated pearls, receiving A, A+, AA, and AAA ratings. For most, when you think of pearls, you think of Mikimoto. This is because Mikimoto forever etched his name in history when he created the world's first cultured pearls in 1893.

    3 Types of Mikimoto Pearls:

    • Akoya White Pearls
    • Black South Sea Pearls
    • Golden South Sea Pearls
    Mikimoto 10mm Golden South Sea Pearl and Diamond Earrings

    The Akoya pearl and diamond cluster pendant is truly a showstopper; it is small in size but big on impact. Mikimoto took the timeless diamond and pearl combination and amped it up to create an edgy yet classy style. The diamond and cluster design also is available in a ring, earrings, and climbers. All are perfect on their own but come together to create a magical experience.

    When buying strands of pearls, there are many different length options. Fortunately, the mere act of adjusting the length of pearl strands has become an art. The Mikimoto 18k white gold bow strand shortener is absolutely beautiful and can completely change the look of pearls in the best way.

    Mikimoto is famous for its distinctive and creative styling. Mikimoto pearls are ideal for the woman in your life that effortlessly combines current trends with timeless elegance. These pearl birthstone jewelry pieces are perfect for the woman that experiments with fashion and isn't afraid to make a splash.

    Creating Custom June Birthstone Jewelry

    Mikimoto 18K White Gold Bow Strand Shortener

    If you are having trouble deciding on a piece of jewelry, our team is available to help you make a selection or create a custom pearl birthstone jewelry piece. Every pearl is unique and special, just like the woman you love.

    Creating a custom piece of pearl birthstone jewelry can include incorporating a family heirloom. It can also include multiple gemstones to reflect the children and grandchildren in her life. Pearls are a timeless and elegant way to let the woman you love know that you appreciate all that she does. We're here to help you shower her with love.