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 Virgo is sapphire. Sapphire boasts a range of blue colors and tones, and it is also the gem for a couple's fifth anniversary.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 >
The birthstone most closely associated with the astrological sign of Gemini is the pearl. Although the emerald has been associated with the sign, the characteristics of the pearl reflect the traits of the sign more closely.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 >