Birthstone for June
The common birthstones for June are Pearls and Alexandrite.
There are two types of Pearls, natural and culutred. Natural Pearls are extremely rare, the most expensive and are normally very small. Cultured Pearls were developed so that more people could afford to enjoy them. Modern cultured Pearls also come in many colours shapes and sizes. To test to see if you have a real Pearl or not you need to rub the Pearl on your teeth. If it has a rough texture then it is genuine, but if it is smooth it is not.
Alexandrite is one of the rarest gemstones you can find. This stone changes colour by day and night. During the day it can take on a greenish blue or greenish yellow and at night it can change from pink to red. Alexandranite is thought to bring love, luck, good fortune and healing energies.