Pearl is the June Birthstone

The traditional June birthstone is the pearl and just like the other stones and gems on the birthstone chart, it carries a special meaning. Historically, these glowing white orbs have been linked with the moon. With their high luster and deep color, it is no wonder why these natural gemstones have been held in such high regard for thousands of years.

Eastern cultures believe that pearls symbolize spiritual transformation and purity. By simply wearing a pearl, it reminds the wearer to be pure, wise and honest, and to walk with the utmost dignity. Diamond rings and pearls are the classic symbols of marriage.

Each color of pearl bears a different meaning. As you would expect, white pearls symbolize faith, purity, innocence and honesty. Black or gold pearls symbolize riches and prosperity. Pink or rose colored pearls work with the heart Chakra, while all pearls are beneficial for digestion and immunity with the solar plexus Chakra.

The June Birthstone is Pearl Not only is the pearl the June birthstone, it is a very old symbol. After considering a passage of Biblical text that gives each of the twelve apostles a specific gemstone in their honor, St. Augustine considered the pearl to be a symbol of Jesus Christ. There are several passages in the Bible that refer to pearls, the most well known stories are about the pearly gates of heaven and casting pearls before swine. Job is also quoted as commenting, "The acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls."

The Japanese often associate pearls with good luck for those who wear them. However, this only applies to the salt water variety, because the round salt water pearls are native to the archipelago chain and have made the island quite popular, due to the innovations of pearl harvesting companies.

Pearls have historically been popular because they are the June birthstone and because they accessorize bridal wear in such a complimentary way. They continue to be a strong favorite to this today. The bride also symbolizes the beauty and innocence epitomized by the pearl. The match is splendid. During this special time, pearls make the perfect birthstone gifts. From the traditional princess length pearl necklace to a stunning pendant, birthstone earrings, or on birthstone bracelets, mixing pearls with other precious gems creates an incredibly romantic look. To create a stunningly elegant effect, many bridal gowns, veils, and headpieces are adorned with pearls.