June has three birthstones: the pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. Pearls are elegant white, gold or silver, alexandrite birthstones can appear green or purple and moonstones are three-dimensional colored gems.Know More
Pearls were popular in the Roman Empire and in Tudor England in the 1500s, or the pearl age. The creation of a pearl starts with a small object, such as a rock or piece of shell, that gets stuck in the soft inner body of an oyster, which then covers it in a crystalline substance called nacre.
Moonstones shimmer like the moon and are usually three shades of blue, although there are green, orange and brown varieties. In India, the moonstone is considered magical. Adularization, or the shimmer of light, is caused by light rays scattering inside the moonstone.
Alexandrite gemstones are rare. They are green during the day or under fluorescent light but look purple in incandescent light.Learn more about Precious Metals & Gems
The birthstone for the month of September is the sapphire. A gemstone variant of the mineral corundum, sapphires have a large range of colors, but the most identifiable is blue.Full Answer >
The birthstone for the month of July is a ruby. Rubies are commonly medium to medium dark vivid red or slightly purplish red in color.Full Answer >
Amber is not a birthstone, but it has been astrologically linked with the zodiac sign Taurus. Those who believe in the energies and special properties of certain stones believe that amber can improve eyesight by gazing into it, and that it cleanses the air when burned.Full Answer >
The birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign Sagittarius is turquoise. Sagittarius, the archer, is the zodiac sign for those born between November 23 and December 21.Full Answer >