Alexandrite/Pearl - June's Birthstones

June's birthstone are the enchanting Alexandrite and timeless pearl. 

Alexandrite has the unique property of color change, usually from green to red. This color change is natural. Alexandrite is my favorite gemstone as it is my birthstone. It fascinates me to think that this gemstone composed of the mineral Chrysoberyl, changes from a bluish green in daylight to a purplish red in incandescent light. The finest Alexandrite is mined in Brazil and Russia. The picture below illustrates the enchanting color change this gemstone exhibits.

Alexandrite color change

Alexandrite color change

Pearl is the alternative birthstone for June. Pearls are at timeless gift that can be worn as a wonderful fashion statement for a lifetime. There are many different types and sizes of pearls available in many different price ranges. Pearls were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire and later in Tudor England. Pearls are unique as they are the only gem created by living sea creatures. Pearls do not require any additional faceting or polishing to reveal their beauty. Here is a link to some previous blogs relating to pearls.

Sorting pearls

Sorting pearls

When you are ready to buy Alexandrite or pearls, contact Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler in Overland Park Kansas, and we can create a beautiful custom piece of jewelry for you using these beautiful birthstones.