June Birthstone – the pearl

Pearl – the birthstone for June

“Who comes with summer to this earth
And owes to June her hour of birth
A pearl should wear against her skin
Who’s innocence many a heart shall win.”

For those who were born in the month of June, pearl is the traditional birthstone. Pearls are associated with the properties of loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.  They are an unusual precious gem in that they technically not gemstones, as they are produced inside a ‘creature’ rather than from a mine in the earth.

The pearl is one of the most ancient and beloved of all gems, and a common belief was that pearls were created when oysters came up to the surface of the ocean to catch drops of rain or dew in their shells. These drops from the heavens would then harden, by the influence of moonlight, into beautiful pearls.

Biba & Rose pearls are predominantly made using freshwater pearls rather than those from the ocean, but they are still grown inside an oyster and still have the most beautiful qualities.

Our selection of freshwater pearl jewellery starts from as little as £12, making the June birthstone a perfect affordable gift.
Biba & Rose freshwater pearl jewellery from £12