June's Birthstone: The Wedding Pearl

Petite Sterling Swarovski Pearl June Birthstone Earrings (E068)
June Birthstone:
Petite Sterling Swarovski Pearl June Birthstone Earrings (E068)
Pearl is June's Birthstone.

With June being named after Juno, or Hera, the goddess of marriage, some consider it good luck to be married in this month. And because the pearl has long been a symbol of purity, modesty, love, success, and happiness, it has become a tradition to give the bride pearls on her wedding day.

In ancient Rome, the pearl was the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing, while the ancient Greeks associated the pearl with love and marriage, and unrivaled beauty. It was believed that wearing pearls on your wedding day would help ensure marital bliss.

Pearls have been a passion and even an obsession of people throughout the ages. They have been ground up and used in cosmetics and as a medicine to treat heart and stomach conditions. Some cultures swear by pearls as an aphrodisiac.

These gems have adorned crowns, clothing, and temples, and were said to be a favorite of Cleopatra. Today, pearls are still worn by royalty, especially at weddings. Queen Elizabeth II wore them as her wedding jewelry in 1947, as did Sarah Ferguson. And here in the United States, Jacqueline Bouvier wore a strand the day she became Mrs. Kennedy.

Pearls continue to be viewed as a mark of taste and refinement as well as a symbol of beauty and purity. Pearls are the perfect gift, suitable for all ages, and elegantly worn with everything from jeans to an evening gown.

June Birthstone: Light Amethyst Crystal Birthstone Earrings (E045)
June Birthstone:
Light Amethyst Crystal Birthstone Earrings (E045)
June actually has three birthstones associated with it: Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone.

The tradition of giving birthstone gifts on birthday's is still popular today. More affordable options in both pearl birthstone jewelry and alexandrite birthstone jewelry for June gift giving would be to give Swarovski Crystal and Swarovski Crystal Pearl birthstone gifts.

Swarovski offers a radiant Crystal Pearl that rivals any natural pearl. As well, their luminous light amethyst Swarovski Crystal is the perfect substitution for the soft color of Alexandrite.

Other interesting June Birthstone tidbits:
The June birth flower is the rose, or the honeysuckle, as roses and honeysuckles bloom throughout June. June is also sometimes called the "Rose month."

Pearl is also the suggested anniversary gift for the 30th wedding anniversary.

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