Each month of the year is traditionally associated with a gemstone. For those born in June your birthstone is pearl. This semi-precious gemstone exists in a variety of colours, with the most familiar being cream and white although the also come in a variety of hues including pink, silver, golden, green, blue and black.
The derivation of the word pearl is uncertain but may come from the Latin word perna, which refers to a type of shell, or from sphaerule referring to their spherical shape. Pearls can be either natural or cultured and begin their life as a microscopic grain of sand inside certain oysters and mussels.
Our pearls are cultured freshwater pearls which originate from mussels.