The Pearl is the very unique and elegant birthstone for the month of June, being as it is the only gemstone gathered from a living organism. Most Pearls are found in pinctada maxima oysters which are found off the coast of Australia.
As the gem of spring, the Emerald stuns in a gorgeous deep green and is known for bringing growth, renewal and a hopeful future. Emeralds are known to be very rare, often being more limited than diamonds. The first Emerald mines were found in Egypt around 330 BC and were often known as the mines of Cleopatra, the princess of Egypt. Cleopatra was known for her love of Emeralds.
Diamonds are typically found in alluvial deposits, which are essentially sites of volcanic rock. These deposits are found worldwide, however most diamonds in the market today come from South Africa, Botswana, and Russia. This incredibly strong stone has also inspired its name: The word diamond stems from the greek word adamas, meaning unconquerable.
The aquamarine is found mostly in the country of Brazil, which is also where the largest aquamarine recorded was discovered at 110kg! This gemstone represents the 19th wedding anniversary and is said to bring happiness into marriage.
The Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone that can be found in the center of special rocks known as geodes. The Amethyst represents the 6th and 17th wedding anniversary, and can help with emotional challenges thanks to its healing energy.
The Red Garnet is a beautifully strong stone known for its deep red color and spiritual properties. This gemstone is a symbol of commitment and love as it enlivens relationships by strengthening the passion, trust and sexuality.