June Birthstone Color and Flower and More June Birthday Symbols

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The June Birthstone is Pearl

The birthstone for June is the Pearl and the June birthstone color is light purple. Alternative and other official birthstones for June are Moonstone and Alexandrite.

Pearl and Moonstone are Zodiac birthstones for both Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21) and Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22) star signs.

Other birthday symbols include the birth flower for June which is the Rose.

Pearls are associated with purity, fidelity and integrity and are often worn by brides on their wedding day. Pearl jewelry is the gift given to celebrate 1st, 3rd and 30th wedding anniversaries.

Pearls are the only organic birthstone (derived from a living organism) and are formed inside mollusks around a foreign particle. Cultured pearls are simply farmed pearls, where a foreign particle has been introduced deliberately into the mollusk, causing a pearl to form.

‘Pearl’ comes from the Latin word “pirum” which means “pear”, reflecting the pear shape of pearls.

Watch the short, informative videos below highlighting the history, symbolism and properties of the other June birthstones – Alexandrite and Moonstone.

The June Birthstone Color is Light Purple

The June birthstone color of light purple comes from one of the official birthstones for June – Alexandrite. Alexandrite is a rare variety of gem-quality chrysoberyl which has a fascinating color change from blue-green in daylight to red-purple in artificial light.

The other June birthstones are Pearl and Moonstone. Pearls come in many colors depending on the type of freshwater or seawater mollusk that produced them. Moonstone color can vary from transparent, through white, green, yellow-brown, grey to almost black with a shimmering effect of blue, silver or white. Sometimes the birthstone color for June is said to be white, which is one of the main colors of both Pearls and Moonstone.

Birthstone jewelry set with the more valuable Alexandrite gemstone is a special gift for a milestone birthday in June. Due to its rarity, most Alexandrite in jewelry is lab created, having the exact same chemical and light changing properties as natural Alexandrite and just as beautiful.

Otherwise jewelry set with Pearls, Moonstone or light purple crystals make a lovely, meaningful gift for any June birthday.


The Moonstone birthstone is considered sacred by many cultures and is used as a dream or spiritual stone. The moon-like appearance and blue-white shimmer is caused by light reflecting off alternating layers of different minerals within the stone. There are many different types of Moonstone which can vary from transparent, through white, green, yellow-brown, grey to almost black with a shimmering effect of blue, silver or white.

High quality Moonstone is found in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, which is also the main producer of this gemstone globally. Other deposits are found in Brazil, Mexico and the USA (Americas), Madagascar and Tanzania (Africa), India (Asia) and Norway and Switzerland (Europe).

Moonstone is usually cut as a cabochon or in a moon shape to reveal the shimmering effect at its best. Moonstone Jewelry makes for a special gift for loved ones with birthdays in June.

June Birthday Symbols and Zodiac Signs

Birthstone: Pearl

Alternative Birthstones: Moonstone and Alexandrite

Official birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite

Birthstone color: light purple

Birth flower: Rose

Zodiac star sign: Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Zodiac star sign: Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

1st, 3rd and 30th wedding anniversaries: Pearl

55th wedding anniversary: Alexandrite

June Birth Flowers – Rose and Honeysuckle click here for more information from almanac.com

The rose and the honeysuckle, two flowers reaching their peak during the sixth month of the year, have long been associated with June. Learn more about roses and honeysuckles in the garden—and their surprising symbolism in our lives.

What Are the June Birth Flowers?

Roses are one of the most recognizable flowers, often given as a sign of affection due to the fact that it’s long been a symbol of love.

The honeysuckle, with its tubular flowers, are magnets for hummingbirds and represents happiness and positive energy.

Rose Meanings and Symbolism

The rose has long been a symbol of love, beauty, and affection. And each color rose holds a different meaning. A red rose means ‘I love you’ and is a sign of romance; pink represents happiness and admiration; a white rose symbolizes innocence and purity; orange means desire and excitement; yellow represents cheer and happiness, although some folklore considered it to mean jealousy. A red and white rose paired together has come to symbolize unity.

The Romans viewed roses as a representation of death and rebirth, often planting them at the graves of loved ones.

Honeysuckle Meanings and Symbolism

The name honeysuckle comes from the Middle English word honeysouke, which translated to “honey suck.” It is believed the name came from the ability to suck the sweet nectar straight from the flowers once picked.

The honeysuckle traditionally symbolized happiness and affection for a new love. It has also been known to represent nostalgia for first loves or old flames.

Honeysuckles were commonly planted near homes to create a feeling of nostalgia and to honor those who have died. It is also meant to bring happiness and positive energy into your life. According to other legends, planting a honeysuckle near the home would keep away negativity and protect you from evil spirits.

May Birthstone Color and Flower & more May Birthday Symbols

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May Birthday Symbols and Zodiac Signs

Birthstone: Emerald

Alternative Birthstones: Agate and Chrysoprase

Birthstone color: Green

Birth flower: Lily of the Valley

Zodiac star sign: Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)

Zodiac star sign: Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21)

20th and 35th Wedding Anniversary: Emerald

The May Birthstone is Emerald

Both the modern and the official May birthstone is the Emerald thus the May birthstone color is green. The alternative birthstone for May is traditionally Agate, however in recent times the green gemstone Chrysoprase has been added as an alternative.

Emerald is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21), and both Agate and Chrysoprase are Zodiac birthstones for the Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21) star sign.

Other birthday symbols include the birth flowers for May which are Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn.

‘Emerald’ comes from the Greek word “smaragdos” which means “green stone”, and Emeralds are associated with friendship, faithfulness and loyalty.

Besides being a meaningful May birthday gift, Emerald jewelry is also given to celebrate 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.

Watch the short, informative videos below highlighting the history, symbolism and properties of Emeralds and Agate.

The May Birthstone Color is Green

May’s birthstone color of green symbolizes the renewal of life in Spring, which starts in May in the northern hemisphere. The birthstone color comes from May’s birthstone Emerald, one of the four precious gemstones and one of the rarest, most valuable gems.

Emeralds are a variety of the mineral beryl and the vivid green color comes from trace elements of chromium or vanadium. Emerald crystals form over millions of years and although they can form under different geological conditions, the combination of the necessary elements occurring in the same place is very rare, hence Emeralds are only found in a few locations.

Emeralds typically contain characteristic inclusions which can be traced back to the country and even the mine of origin. Colombia is world renown for Emeralds and is the largest single source worldwide. Other primary locations are Zambia, Brazil and Zimbabwe and more recently Ethiopia.

Emeralds are usually oiled to enhance the color and appearance of the stone and sometimes to mask the inclusions. May birthstone jewelry set with Emerald gemstones is a meaningful gift for special birthdays in May.

Discover more about emerald gemstones and emerald history and symbolism.

Alternative May Birthstone Agate

The alternative birthstone for May is traditionally Agate, a distinctive banded stone that occurs in a variety of colors.

Agate is a type of quartz found inside hollow rocks (geodes) within volcanic rock and can vary from transparent to opaque. The beautiful banded patterns can form in a variety of colors and Agate slices are often used as decorative objects. Agate is found on all continents but mostly comes from mines in South America.

Discover more about the different types of Agate.

Alternative May Birthstone Chrysoprase

In recent times the green gemstone Chrysoprase has been added as a second alternative birthstone for May.

Chrysoprase is a variety of chalcedony containing small quantities of nickel and varies from beautiful apple-green to lovely deep green shades.

Historically the best quality Chrysoprase was found in Poland and the Czech Republic. However in the sixties a deposit was discovered in Queensland, Australia which has become a major source and known as Australian jade. Other locations are Germany, Russia and the USA.

The translucent, even texture and color of this gemstone makes it ideal for beads and cameos.

Discover more about the Chrysoprase gemstone.

The May Birth Flowers are Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn

May Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley

The primary birthday flower of May is Lily of the Valley, a scented woodland plant that blooms in spring.

The first part of the scientific name Convallaria majalis means ‘in the valley’, referring to the European wooded valleys where the plant grows naturally, and the second part means ‘belonging to’ or ‘of May’.

The Lily of the Valley has been used as a floral emblem in Yugoslavia, Finland and Norway; and it has become customary to give this flower as a symbol of spring on May Day in France.

May Birth Flower: Hawthorn

The second flower for May is the Hawthorn, a common shrub to small tree that also produces fragrant white flowers in the spring, known as the May-tree in some countries.

The red edible fruit known as ‘haws’ and the thorny branches have given rise to other common names such as quickthorn, whitethorn, thornapple, and hawberry.

Hawthorns feature in many cultural customs across Europe and Britain.

The language of flowers introduced in Victorian times says that the Hawthorn and Lily of the Valley symbolize happiness, humility and sweetness.

April Birthstone Color and Flower and More April Birthday Symbols

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The April Birthstone is Diamond

Both the modern and official birthstone for the month of April is the Diamond. The April birthstone color is clear or white and the alternative April gemstone is any clear stone such as sparkling Quartz.

Diamond is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Aries star sign (Mar 21 – Apr 20) and Rock Crystal (Quartz) is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20). Other birthday symbols include the birth flowers for April which are the Sweet Pea and Daisy.

Diamonds symbolize romance and enduring love and are traditionally set in engagement and wedding rings. They are the most most popular gemstone worldwide and valued according to carat weight, clarity, color, and cut (the 4 ‘C’s).

Besides being a meaningful gift for a special April birthday, Diamond jewelry is the also given to celebrate 10th, 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries.

Watch the short, informative videos below highlighting the history, symbolism and properties of Diamonds and Quartz.

April Birthstone Color: Clear or White

The April birthstone color is clear or white representing the transparency of diamonds. Diamond is made up entirely of carbon and is the hardest natural material known to man. In fact the name ‘diamond’ comes from Greek ‘adamas’ meaning invincible, possibly indicating the superior hardness of diamonds.

Due to the many issues around diamond mining and illegal trading, consumers must ensure any diamonds they purchase are certified as ‘conflict free’. Choose jewelers that track diamonds back to their source, ideally to mines that are both ethically and environmentally responsible.

In recent years there has been a strong acceptance of lab grown diamonds that are just as spectacular, are easily traceable and circumvent the many humanitarian and environmental issues around mining.

Jewelry with fancy colored diamonds or black diamonds is a modern, trendy alternative to the conventional clear diamond. Colors of fancy diamonds include yellow, blue, green, brown, pink, red, grey and black.

Alternative April Birthstone: Quartz

The alternative birthstones for April are any clear or white gemstones such as clear quartz, white sapphires and white topaz. April birthstone jewelry is usually set with these alternative gemstones as diamonds are traditionally reserved for engagement rings

Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals and is found on all continents ranging from large crystals formed in boulders to small sand grains and even smaller microscopic forms. The Greek name “krustallos” means “ice” as it was once thought that colorless quartz was formed by ice turning into rock. Clear quartz is also known as rock crystal or ice crystal.

Besides the clear or transparent variety, quartz occurs in many colors known by different names, such as amethyst (purple), citrine (yellow) and aventurine (green). Other colored varieties include milky quartz (cream or white), rose quartz (pink), brown quartz, smoky quartz (grey) and even black opaque quartz.

Clear quartz birthstone jewelry is a popular gift for April birthdays.

April Birthday Symbols and Zodiac Signs

The April birth symbols are:

Birthstone: Diamond

Alternative birthstone: clear Quartz

Birthstone color: white or clear

Birth flower: Sweet Pea

Zodiac star sign: Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Zodiac star sign: Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)

10th, 60th and 75th wedding anniversary: Diamond

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April Zodiac Signs

The two April birthday zodiac signs are Aries and Taurus.

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March Birthstone Color and Flower and more March Birthday Symbols

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The March Birthstone is Aquamarine

The birthstone for March is Aquamarine and thus the March birthstone color is light blue, the primary shade of Aquamarine.

The alternative March gemstone is earthy Bloodstone and both gems are listed as official March birthstones.

Aquamarine is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20), and Bloodstone is one of the zodiac birthstones for both Pisces and Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19) star signs. Other birthday symbols include the March birth flower which is the Daffodil.

The word ‘Aquamarine’ means ‘water of the sea’ in Latin and this gemstone is associated with many legends of sailors. It also aptly reflects the tranquil blue-greens of the ocean, symbolizing calm and peace.

Besides being a meaningful March birthday gift, Aquamarine jewelry is also given to celebrate a 19th wedding anniversary.

Watch the short, informative videos below highlighting the history, symbolism and properties of this beautiful gemstone.

March Birthstone Color: Light Blue

The birthstone color for March is light blue and comes from March’s birthstone Aquamarine. Aquamarine crystals are generally very pale in color to almost transparent and are rarely found naturally in darker blue shades. Light blue is also considered the Pisces birthstone color for Pisceans born in March.

The Aquamarine mineral is a type of beryl and is formed over millions of years when water became trapped in rock cavities during geological processes. The six main varieties of beryl are aquamarine (blue-green), emerald (green), morganite (pink), red beryl (red), heliodor (yellow) and maxixe (deep blue).

Most Aquamarine comes from the Minas Gerais region in Brazil but it is also mined in Afghanistan and Pakistan in Asia; and Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia in Africa. Many trade names for the different colors of Aquamarine are based on the country where that color was first discovered eg. Brazil Aquamarine, Madagascar Aquamarine.

One of the largest aquamarine crystals of over 10 000 carats was found in Brazil in the 1980s, and is called Dom Pedro after the Brazilian emperors. A German gemstone artist cut the crystal into a brilliant light reflecting obelisk which is now housed in the Smithsonian Museum.

Often Aquamarine is heat treated to remove impurities and improve its clear blue color, a widely accepted practice in the jewelry trade. If very pale Aquamarine is irradiated to darken the blue color, it is then known as blue beryl. The attractive blue shades of Aquamarine are popular in gemstone jewelry and in particular March birthstone jewelry.

Discover more about aquamarine gemstones and aquamarine legends.

Alternative March Birthstone: Bloodstone

The alternative birthstone for March is earthy colored Bloodstone also known as Heliotrope. It is a green opaque micro-crystalline quartz dotted with red spots caused by iron oxides. These red spots resemble drops of blood, hence the gemstone’s name and legends of Bloodstone associated with the blood of Christ on the cross.

Bloodstone is a soft stone usually carved into cabochons and various shapes by artisans, or simply set as polished pendants highlighting the striking colors in jewelry for March birthdays.

Discover more about bloodstone quartz and bloodstone legends.

March Zodiac Signs

The two March zodiac signs are Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20) and Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19).

March Birthday Symbols and Zodiac Signs

Birthstone: Aquamarine

Alternative birthstone: Bloodstone

Birthstone color: Light blue

Birth flowers: Daffodil

Zodiac star sign 1: Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

Zodiac star sign 2: Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

19th Wedding anniversary: Aquamarine

February Birthstone Guide, Color and Meanings

Amethyst come in many different shades

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Table of Contents

1 What is the Birthstone for February?

2 The Meaning of February Birthstone

2.1 Etymology, History, and Folklore

3 What Color is February Birthstone?

4 How To Use Your February Birthstone?

5 The Health Benefits and Healing Properties of the February Birthstone

6 The Love and Relationship Benefits and Properties of the February Birthstone

7 The Wealth Fetching Benefits and Properties of the February Birthstone

8 The Benefits of Wearing February Birthstone? Ring, Necklace, Bracelet and Other Jewelry

9 How to Cleanse Your February Birthstones?

10 Final Thoughts