What is June’s Birthstone?
If your loved one was born in June, you might want to surprise them with a June birthstone gift for their birthday. You are in luck—you have three birthstones to choose from: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. Pick the one you think suits your loved one best.
What Do June Birthstones Represent?
The pearl is June’s primary birthstone. It exudes elegance and is the only birthstone that doesn’t need to be cut and polished to look beautiful. Pearls go with any skin tone because they are iridescent. A pearl necklace or earrings would be the perfect gift for someone born in June.
The whiteness of a pearl represents purity, innocence, and imagination. The other colors in this iridescent stone represent other qualities as well, including love (blue), prosperity (black or gold), good fortune (pink), and harmony and practicality (brown).
Alexandrite is a rare gem that appears greenish-blue in daylight and pinkish-red in artificial light. This quality makes it a unique and special gift to give your loved one for their birthday.
Alexandrite represents good fortune, luck, and love. Wearing it is said to enhance emotional well-being and encourage romance.
Moonstone has an opalescent quality, appearing anywhere from yellow to blue to pink. The bluer the stone, the higher its value. Moonstone is also known as hecatolite.
This gem represents calmness, hope, and abundance. It is also associated with all types of love. Moonstone is said to treat insomnia and sleepwalking thanks to its calming effects.
Fun Facts About June
Here are some things to share with your loved one about the month of June:
- June is named for the Roman goddess Juno, the patronage of marriage, birth, and the well-being of women. As a result, some argue that June is the best month to get married.
- The world’s first smartphone—the Apple iPhone—was released in June 2007.
- June has many notable holidays, including Flag Day (June 14), Juneteenth (June 19), and Father’s Day (the third Sunday in June).
- The summer solstice lands on June 20 or 21, depending on the year, marking the official first day of summer.
Celebrities Born in June
Does your loved one share their June birthday with a celebrity?
- Heidi Klum – June 1
- Anderson Cooper – June 3
- Angelina Jolie – June 4
- Mark Wahlberg – June 5
- Liam Neeson – June 7
- Natalie Portman – June 9
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen – June 13
- Neil Patrick Harris – June 15
- Nicole Kidman – June 20
- Meryl Streep – June 22
- Mindy Kaling – June 24
- Khloe Kardashian – June 27