June has three birthstones each showcasing nature’s magic with their unique formation and color properties: alexandrite, cultured pearl and moonstone. To help you select a thoughtful and fashionable June birthday gift, we describe these birthstones’ special features and select our favorite June birthstone jewelry gifts.
June Birthstone Jewelry Gifts
For the chameleon in your life, the alexandrite gemstone has color-changing properties that give it a magical effect of displaying green in natural sunlight and red in interior light.
Moonstones have a special property called adularescence: the effect when light appears to billow across a gem giving it a unique glow – like a full moon on a clear night. Moonstones range from opaque to transparent, but the finest have a glass-like quality with a vibrant blue shimmer.
Pearls are examples of nature’s beautiful magic, formed when a mollusk slowly covers tiny grit in its shell with lustrous layers. Learn more about pearl quality factors in our comprehensive Pearl Buying Guide.
When shopping for birthstone jewelry gifts, always shop with professional jewelers -- look for jewelry stores that are Jewelers of America Members -- who can show you a range of options and explain any special properties of the birthstone jewelry.
Browse jewelry and jewelry gift ideas by other Jewelers of America designer members in our Jewelry Gallery.
All birthstone jewelry pictured is by jewelry designers who are members of Jewelers of America and uphold the highest social, environmental and ethical business practices.