June // Alexandrite and Pearl
Unlike most other months, June is unique and has two different birthstones! The more classic stone, Pearl and a modern stone, Alexandrite represent June is the most beautiful way.
ALEXANDRITE : The Pearl may be the most famous for the June birthstone, however Alexandrite is most modern with color changing features that are rarely seen in any other stone. It is often described as “emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is a rare variety of the mineral chrysoberyl that changes color from bluish-green in daylight to purplish-red under artificial light. It is an extremely rare gemstone.
PEARL : The creation of the pearl is proof that beauty can come from the most unexpected places. The life of the pearl begins when an oyster experiences a foreign substance, often sand, inside of it's shell. As soon as the oyster recognizes this outside visitor, it starts to secrete a mineral called nacre around the substance. As layer after layer of nacre coats the piece of debris, what started as a defense mechanism forms into a luminous pearl. It takes 5 years for an oyster to produce a medium-sized pearl. No two pearls are exactly alike and no pearl is perfect, all have some sort of imperfection.
Now that you know all about these gorgeous gemstones, start shopping Alexandrite and Pearls in our store located in Spirit Lake, IA in the Iowa Great Lakes Mall.
- June 05, 2018
- SLSG Store