The Ultimate Guide To Pearl Birthstone Jewelry
Those born in the month of June are lucky to call pearls their own. Although anyone can enjoy these captivating sea gems, June babies get the pleasure of having pearls as their birthstone.
As we find ourselves in the month of the pearl, we believe it’s the perfect time to celebrate the mesmerizing diversity of our favorite gems. From classic round pearls to eye-catching baroque varieties in a rainbow of colors, pearls possess a magical beauty that deserves to be celebrated in June and beyond.
Whether you’re looking to indulge a loved one or spoil yourself this month, the timeless elegance of pearl jewelry is always a fantastic choice. Below we’ll be delving into the history of pearls as a birthstone and sharing some of our favorite birthstone jewelry pieces.
What Is A Birthstone?
You may be wondering how the tradition of linking specific stones to each month came about.
The concept can be traced back to ancient times, where different gemstones were believed to be connected to specific months or zodiac signs. It is widely believed that the practice was inspired by the Breastplate of Aaron, which contained twelve gemstones to represent each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Rather than representing nations or tribes, specific gemstones became linked to each month of the year.
The History of Pearls as Birthstones
In the early 20th century, the National Association of Jewelers collaborated with gemologists and other jewelry experts to create an official list of birthstones.
It’s thought that the pearl was assigned to June due to its oceanic origins. As a summer month in the northern hemisphere, June is often tied to seaside escapes in both local and exotic destinations. A pearl’s lustrous beauty and resemblance to the moonlit sea make it an excellent representation of June's warm and peaceful atmosphere.
The traditional symbolism of pearls also tie into their choice as June’s birthstone. As emblems of purity, innocence, and integrity, pearls are a fitting choice for all the wonderful people born in June.
To explore more pearl birthstone jewelry, browse our collections today!