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Alexandrite & Moonstone: Meaning, June Birthstone


Alexandrite Gemstone Origin

Alexandrite is one of the most popular stones of the chrysoberyl variety. "Emerald by day, ruby by night" is the best description for this rare and expensive gem. Its color-changing property, green in sunlight and red in incandescent light, makes it the most attractive color stone. Alexandrite was originally discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1830s, and now can also be found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil.

Alexandrite as the June Birthstone

June 1 - 30

Alexandrite is one of June's birthstones alongside Moonstone and Pearl. It is also the gem for the 55th wedding anniversary.

Color, Shades, and Varieties

Brazilian alexandrite tend to have pale blue-green or pale mauve colors. However, Sri Lankan alexandrite often appears a deeper olive-green color, whereas Russian appears bluish-green. Differently, Zimbabwean gems are usually emerald-green and shows the best known for their color change.

The majority of alexandrite changes color from green in sunlight to red in incandescent light and other colors might also appear in other types of lights.

The color change gemstone phenomenon can occur under a variety of lighting types. When grading an alexandrite’s color change, gemologists consider the stone’s color in natural sunlight as the baseline. Thus, However, other types of lights can produce other colors, as shown below.

Alexandrite Symbolism:

  • Alexandrite is considered to be a good omen, it brings the owner good luck, fortune, and longevity.

  • The color-changing property represents balance in both spiritual and physical worlds.

  • Also, it symbolizes the opposite and contrasting representation of both Gemini and Aries.

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Moonstone Gemstone Origin

Moonstone is classically found in Sri Lanka. It is a part of the feldspar mineral group with the translucent property sourced from many regions in the globe, including Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Norway, and Australia. Moonstone comes mainly in white and grey, some others can also be found in orange, green, blue pink, brown or multicolored. Its shimmers make a moonstone have a feminine and sensual aura.

Moonstone changes color when seen from different angles. Roman believes that it is connected to the waning and waxing of the moon and depicted the image of Diana, the moon goddess.

Moonstone as the June Birthstone

June 1 - 30

Together with Pearl and Alexandrite, Moonstone is the June birthstone and is designated for Geminis. It is also the stone that is gifted on the 13th anniversary of marriage and every succeeding 13 years after that.

This June birthstone has been associated with both the Roman and Greek lunar deities. Hindu mythology claims that it is made of solidified moonbeams. Moonstone is often associated with love, passion, and fertility; it is believed to bring great luck.

Color, Shades, and Varieties

Moonstone mainly comes pearly white, thus, it is what makes it a moonstone. However, moonstone comes in more varieties; white, peach or yellow, rainbow, grey, and cat's eye or blue.

Moonstone Symbolism:

  • Moonstone brings prosperity, boosts passion, balances the mind's yin-and-yang, and encourages harmony

  • Moonstone believes to help predict the future during a full moon for travelers.

  • Healing properties: cleanse the digestive system, helps hormonal balance, assist fertility issue, and renew blood cells.

  • Bring calm to anyone wearing it.

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