June Birthstone Jewellery

The Enchanting World of Alexandrite: June’s Birthstone Jewellery Spotlight

Ah, summer! How we’ve missed you. The warmth of the sunshine, colourful flowers and the possibilities of BBQ’s and outdoor adventures are calling. And for those born in June, you’ll also be preparing to celebrate your birthday! June babies are lucky for many reasons; they can rely on the summer sunshine and beautiful June birthstone jewellery set with Alexandrite.

What is June’s Birthstone?

Alexandrite is honoured as the birthstone of June, and is best known for its captivating, colour-changing properties. Its unique ability to display different colours depends on the lighting around it. In direct light, it appears greenish-blue, while under incandescent light, it transforms to show breathtaking shades of purple and red. This phenomenon is known as the alexandrite effect and adds to the gemstone’s allure and mystique.

The History & Lore of Alexandrite

Following its discovery in the Ural Mountains of Russia, Alexandrite was named after the Tsar Alexander II and quickly became coveted by Russian royalty and aristocracy. It was often used in exquisite jewellery pieces, including tiaras, rings, and pendants, symbolising wealth, status, and sophistication.

Russian residents also believed the June birthstone could bring great fortune and prosperity. They suggested that wearing Alexandrite would bring luck and success to its wearer, especially in matters of love and finances. Additionally, others alleged that Alexandrite could enhance creativity and inspire artistic endeavours.

Alexandrite’s Symbolism: The Meanings Behind June’s Birthstone

Due to its unique colour-changing properties, Alexandrite has come to hold a variety of deep meanings. Often, it symbolises adaptability, balance and transformation, making it a cherished gemstone for those seeking help with growth and renewal. It’s historic associations with good fortune and creativity are also still evident, with many writers and artists choosing to wear June birthstone jewellery for luck and inspiration.

Styling Your Alexandrite Jewellery

Alexandrite is one of those rare gemstones that can completely transform an outfit, all while giving you a touch of good fortune on the side! Its iridescent colour that changes from green to red to purple is perfect for adding a bold accent to an otherwise mono-chronomantic outfit. We can just picture some June birthstone jewellery paired with a simple black dress for a touch of elegance, or even a simple white blouse and jeans for a more casual look.

No matter the outfit, Alexandrite jewellery is perfect for wearing when you need some inspiration, creativity, or positive energy. For example, Alexandrite could be beneficial during important meetings, presentations, or creative endeavours to help stimulate your imagination and enhance your ability to problem-solve .

Caring For Your June Birthstone Jewellery

To ensure your June birthstone jewellery continues to be an iridescent beauty, it’s worth giving it a gentle clean on occasion using a soft brush and warm soapy water. Don’t use harsh chemicals or anything abrasive to clean it, as this can damage the stone and its setting. It’s also good to store your jewellery pieces separately when you’re not wearing them, ideally in a soft pouch or jewellery box, to keep them protected and out of harm’s way.

Celebrate Your Individuality with Personalised June Birthstone Jewellery

There’s undoubtedly something magical about Alexandrite. We don’t know whether it’s the mesmerising colour-changing hues or its associations with luck, creativity and confidence. All we know is that Alexandrite jewellery is perfect for celebrating your own unique personality. At Inscripture, we have a stunning range of June birthstone necklaces, bracelets and rings for you to choose from, each completely customisable to make it more bespoke to you.

Engrave some of our June birthstone pendants with a name or date or add some memorial charms to our birthstone bracelets to further add special significance. It’s personalised touches like this that make our June birthstone jewellery truly one-of-a-kind. Explore our collection today and add some Alexandrite magic into your life.