There are three gemstones recognized as birthstones for the month of June, Alexandrite, Pear and Moonstone.

June Birthstone Alexandrite

A relatively modern gemstone, Alexandrite, was first discovered in Russia in 1831 during the reign of its namesake, Czar Alexander II, and is an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities.

June Birthstone Pearl

Historically, pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries. They were one of the favourite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age.

June Birthstone Moonstone

Moonstone was given its name by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone’s appearance altered with the phases of the moon, a belief that held until well after the sixteenth century.  A phenomenal gemstone, moonstones show a floating play of light called adularescence, and sometimes shows either a multirayed star or a cat’s eye.

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