If your birthday falls in June,
then you are in for a treat! The pearl is a timeless classic for any gemstone
collection, making it the ideal jewellery gift. Just like any birthstone, the
pearl symbolises something special for those born in the month of June, and
better yet, there are a number of exciting and beautiful designs that
incorporate this well-known gemstone.
As a leading provider of
gemstone jewellery, the Booth and Booth team have over 30 years of experience
as well as a passion for delivering the most comprehensive collection of
semi-precious stones on the net. We are in fact one of the internet’s fastest
growing jewellery retailers, and with this blog instalment we share the facts
behind the pearl so you can give that special someone in your life the perfect
The pearl age
The history of the pearl is a
long one, and this recognisable gemstone has been a favourite for centuries.
The Romans regarded pearls as the ideal adornment, whilst later in Tudor
England, the popularity of the stone rose further amongst the upper classes, a
trend that lead to the 1500s being known as ‘the pearl age’.
The uniqueness of the pearl is
what really sets this gemstone apart, they are after all the only gems sourced
from living sea creatures, and need no faceting or polishing to enjoy their
beauty. Their natural beauty was enjoyed for centuries before commercial
culturing took hold of the industry in the early 20th century and since then
cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls across the
Alternative birthstones for June
Those celebrating a birthday in
June are spoilt for choice as there are in fact two more gemstones categorised
as June birthstones. Alexandrite is the second birthstone for June, and despite
only being discovered in 1831, this gemstone is a particularly rare find. This
stone is the chameleon of the gemstone world as its colour changes depending on
lighting conditions. Alexandrite is a deep green colour in daylight but turns a
purple-red shade under incandescent light.
Moonstone, the third birthstone
for June, is much more readily available however. Known for its schiller,
moonstone offers all the timeless qualities of pearl with added pizzazz. Here
at Booth and Booth, we stock a stunning range of rainbow moonstone and sterling
silver pendants, which would make perfect jewellery gifts for those born in
June. You may struggle to choose just
one gift from our huge selection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and
The Francesca necklace shown above combines both pearl and moonstone - a perfect June birthday gift!