June Birthstone: Color and Meaning

June Birthstone Color, Meaning, History, and Symbolism

by Martie Majoros
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June’s birthstone, the pearl, has long been a symbol of purity.

June Birthstone Color

Pearls form naturally in a variety of soft colors that complement and flatter most complexions, and they are a popular wardrobe accessory for this reason.  You’ll find pearls in a spectrum of neutrals ranging from creamy white to black to an assortment of beautiful hues including pinks and lavenders. 

Birthstone Facts & Folklore

Natural pearls are formed inside the shell of oysters when a grain of sand or other particle gets inside the shell and causes an irritation. Because it can’t get rid of the irritating particle, the oyster covers it with a smooth, crystalline substance called nacre, forming a pearl.

The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. English philosopher Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) is believed to have eaten a paste of ground pearls and lemon juice to cure illness.

Pearls are associated with purity, honesty, and calmness. If you dream of a pearl ring, expect romance.

Pearl, June birthstone


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