The June Birthstone And Our Top Picks

What do iconic women like Queen Elizabeth, Coco Chanel, Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama have in common? Long time love for pearl jewelry!

Beloved for their delicate elegance and unique luster, pearls are known as the "queen of gems". And, while moonstone and alexandrite are also birthstones for June, pearls are among the most popular. If you think that's all there is to it, stick with it because there's so much more to know about this fascinating gem.

We've found 5 fun facts about June birthstone pearls that will not only surprise you, but make you fall in love with pearl jewelry all over again. are you ready?

1. Pearl is the official birthstone for June

were you born in june Well, in this case, you are lucky to call the pearl your birthstone. According to legend, pearls are considered a symbol of loyalty, purity and clarity. They are also believed to protect the wearer from negative energies and unforeseen dangers, making this birthstone the perfect gift for friends, loved ones or even yourself. Even if you are not born in June, wearing real pearl jewelry will always add a touch of classic elegance to your look and make you feel fabulous.

2. Cultured pearls are real pearls

Here's another fact: natural pearls are all but extinct.

Only 1 in 10,000 oysters naturally form pearls, making them extremely rare and therefore very expensive. Because of this, 99% of pearls sold today are cultured. But here's what's interesting: Cultured pearls are born from living organisms and grown on mussel farms, just like their natural pearls. The only difference is that the foreign irritant is implanted into the oyster instead of waiting for it to enter by accident.

Wondering what's the difference between real pearls and artificial pearls? Check out our article on how to identify real pearls and satisfy your curiosity.

3. Pearls are the only gems that come from living things

Yes, you heard it right! Pearls do not form under the earth's crust like other gemstones. They are bred by organisms such as mollusks and oysters.

Irritants or foreign objects, such as small beads, are systematically injected between the organism's mantle and outer shell. To relieve this irritation, the organism secretes thousands of layers of nacre, which gradually develop into pearls. Cool, right?

4. Kokichi Mikimoto created the first cultured pearl in 1983

Back in the 1800s, natural pearls were hard to come by, so only the wealthy could afford them.

However, that all changed in 1986, when Japanese entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto discovered that the supply of natural pearls was dwindling and set out to create an alternative. After nearly two decades of trial and error, he successfully retrieved his first cultured pearl in 1983 and patented his method of cultured pearls in 1986. His discoveries helped to meet the global demand for pearls and greatly contributed to the development of pearls. Cultured pearl industry.

5. Not all pearls are white

Thought all pearls were white? Surprise, surprise! They can also be pink, black and gold. Their color depends on the type of mollusk that created them and the water in which that mollusk lives. Therefore, golden-lipped oysters produce golden pearls, white-lipped oysters produce white pearls, and so on.

Today, there are four main types of cultured pearls on the market: freshwater pearls, Japanese Akoya pearls, Tahitian pearls and South Sea pearls. Each is admired for its unique shade.

Freshwater cultured pearls are beloved for their pure white hue and are the most affordable of all pearls. Tahitian pearls are known for their bold black and exotic colors. Japanese Akoya pearls are white in nature but with shades of pink, ivory or silver, while South Sea pearls are white and gold.

If you're ready to impart evergreen glamour like your favorite idol, we have 5 jewels to help!

1.Real Pearl Necklace and Earring Set

Pearl Necklace and Earring Set

A sparkling freshwater pearl elegantly hangs below tiny sparkling diamonds. This pearl necklace and earring set is made of real freshwater pearl and 925 sterling silver, these vintage elements highlight the unique charm of pearls. Simple yet sophisticated, this classic pearl necklace and earring set is perfect for both formal and casual looks.

2.Pearl and Diamond Ring

Pearl and Diamond Ring

This pearl and diamond ring features a single freshwater pearl ring that echoes the solitary diamond on the opposite side, evoking the wearer's innate femininity, this pearl ring is a perfect fit for an elegant and elegant lifestyle.

3.Pearl Threader Earrings

pearl threader earrings

We love threaders, and what better way to combine elegance and style than delicate pearl threader earrings. This threader is decorated with beautiful crystal pearls that will take your style to another notch. Feast your eyes and ears on these sterling silver threaders dipped in 14k gold and adorned with unique threader earrings.

4.Vintage Pearl Bridal Jewellery Set

Pearl Bridal Jewellery Set

A lustrous freshwater pearl looks beautiful in a halo of sparkling diamonds. Additional zircons adorn the shank and galleries for extra sparkle. Milgrain detailing at the edges lends vintage appeal to this 18k gold-plated pearl jewelry set. This pearl set is the best option for those who love vintage pearl jewelry.

5.Pearl Drop Earrings Bridal

Pearl Drop Earrings Bridal

These drop earrings feature two white stud-set round freshwater pearls for a sophisticated look. Angel wings add elegance to cultured pearl drop earrings. These angel wings pearl earrings are perfect for women who like to keep things simple and elegant.

Aslo read: What Are Pearls?