Alexandrite, Pearl & Moonstone
June is an unusual month as it has THREE stones to mark it.
Alexandrite: This rare stone was named after Russia's Alexander II (1818–1881), heir apparent to the throne. It was first discovered in 1830 in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Most prized are those stones that show a vivid green to bluish green in daylight or fluorescent light, and an intense red to purplish red in incandescent light.
Pearl: This beautiful birthstone originates from oceans, lakes and rivers around the world. Where were Pearls thought to come from? Ancients from the Middle East believed that pearls were teardrops fallen from heaven. The Chinese fancied that the June birthstone came from the brain of a dragon. Christopher Columbus and his contemporaries thought that mollusks formed pearls from dew drops. Check 'Fun Facts' to find out the true origin of Pearls
Moonstone: This birthstone is known for its adularescence, an optical phenomenon that gives it a special glow, a milky bluish luster. The finest moonstones show a blue sheen against a colorless background. This June birthstone has been associated with both the Roman and Greek lunar deities. Hindu mythology claims that it is made of solidified moonbeams.