June's Birthstone: Pearl
Beautiful Pearls for the June Birthstone
People born in June are lucky enough to choose from three birthstones, and the lovely pearl is one of them. This living gem is thought to offer protection, strengthen relationships, and symbolize the loyalty and generosity of the wearer. If you know someone born in June, pearl jewelry makes a nice gift.
A Brief History of Pearls
Long before recorded history, humans likely found pearls while they were harvesting oysters for food. The ancient Egyptians valued pearls so much they were buried with them. The Greeks and Romans viewed pearls as the ultimate symbol of wealth, and during the Dark Ages, knights often wore pearls into battle because they believed the pearls protected them.
How a Pearl Forms
Unlike other gemstones, which need to be mined from the earth, cut, and polished to showcase their beauty, a pearl is grown in an oyster. A natural pearl begins when a foreign object lodges itself inside the oyster's body. As a defense mechanism, the oyster secretes a smooth substance that covers the object in layers and ultimately creates a pearl.
Lovely Jewelry Options
As a June birthstone, pearl jewelry makes a lovely option as a gift. You can find necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets that display one or more soft and opalescent pearls. These pearls often get paired with silver to showcase their color. However, you can also find them in yellow and rose gold for a soft and warm look. If you're searching for something unique, consider a pearl birthstone for June babies that comes in a different color, such pink, gray, or black.
Ideal for Multiple Occasions
Pearl jewelry is also ideal for a variety of occasions. If you need something for a formal event, you can get a pearl necklace and earrings paired with diamonds. When worn together, these two precious stones make a truly elegant accessory that can add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. You can even find simple stud earrings or a single pearl ring that brings a charming touch to everyday outfits.
Whether you're searching for a thoughtful gift for a June baby or you simply love the classic look of pearls, you can find an excellent selection of pearl jewelry when you shop at JCPenney.