Pearls of Wisdom: Our Top Jewellery Picks for the June Birthstone
When it comes to the birthstone for June, it’s a pretty special one – the pearl. More recently, alexandrite has become a common choice for the June birthstone, but because of its rarity, pearls are often a more popular choice. Pearls are truly a thing of natural beauty, as they are the only gems found in living creatures, such as oysters. However, given their rarity, most pearls that you’ll find today have been cultured in a controlled environment.
It’s not just the natural beauty behind pearls that makes them so special either. Ancient Chinese legends believed that the moon had the power to create pearls, and are currently seen within the culture to bring wealth and luck, making them a popular gift choice for loved ones. Ancient Greeks associated the pearl with Aphrodite, who was said to be raining pearls instead of water droplets when she rose out of the sea. Because of this, the pearl has been seen as a symbol of purity, as well as representing love and marital success. In Ancient Greece, these connotations are what led to the tradition of brides wearing a string of pearls on their wedding day. Even today, pearls can still be seen as a popular choice of bridal jewellery thanks to their classic and elegant look.
So, if you know someone celebrating their birthday this June, why not opt for a beautiful piece of pearl jewellery? Today, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite pieces that feature this timeless gemstone.
Earrings make a wonderful gift for any recipient, and the soft elegance of pearls will add a subtle and elegant touch to any look. Classic studs such as these Beginnings Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl Earrings are a great option as they are highly versatile and can be worn as a finishing touch for day or night. What’s better, they’re nice and affordable too, making them perfect if you’re on a budget. Alternatively, if gold is the preferred metal of choice, we love these Elements 9ct Gold Freshwater Pearl Studs, which are sure to make the perfect gift.
If you’re looking for something a little different to the classic studs, these Dew Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl and Crown Earrings are an excellent choice. A modern and fun twist on the classic pearl earring, these glamorous freshwater pearls are finished with a sterling silver crown which is sure to make the recipient feel like royalty.
For those who want additional sparkle, there’s plenty of choice there too. One of our top picks has to be these White Zirconia Pearl Drop Earrings by Thomas Sabo. The classic freshwater pearls combine beautifully with sparkling zirconia gemstones, making them a beautiful addition to any outfit. Their delicate size also means that while they would make the perfect finishing touch to an evening look, they can also be worn everyday too for a touch of extra glamour.
Bracelets can make the perfect gift for anyone wanting to accessorise, and we have a stylish selection of pieces to suit all tastes. One of our newest arrivals is this beautiful Nomination Mon Amour Rose Gold Plated Bracelet, which features shimmering white pearls and is finished with a flower shaped T-bar fastening. Rose gold has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and this elegant bracelet will make a wonderful addition to any jewellery collection.
For those who love their designer pieces,this Guess Rhodium Plated White Swarovski Pearls Bracelet is sure to be a hit. The beaded design makes it perfect for mixing and matching with other pieces, or it can simply be worn alone to add a touch of sparkle. Featuring six white Swarovski pearls along with a single Swarovski crystal charm, finished with branded Guess coin charm, it’s the perfect gift for any fashionista.
If you’re looking at a more subtle way to add some pearls into your jewellery collection, why not opt for a Storywheels bracelet which you can finish with a whole host of beautiful charms to suit the recipient. One of our favourites is this Silver Pearl and Wheel Charm which features eight white pearls set among a decorative design. Combine with a few more charms to create a bracelet that’s truly unique!
Finally, we come to the classic pearl necklace. If you know someone who is in love with pearl jewellery, a gorgeous necklace is definitely the way to go. Let’s start with the classic – this Elements Long Pearl Necklace is a beautiful, elegant piece that will make the perfect gift for a loved one and can be worn for both everyday and special occasions. Alternatively, for a more modern take on the classic necklace, this Beginnings White Freshwater Puff Heart Necklace is a great choice. Featuring 69 beautiful freshwater pearls, and finished with a sterling silver heart charm, this piece combines both classic elegance with a fresh, glamorous twist. Finally, another one of our favourites is this Nomination Antibes Silver Anchor Necklace, which is ideal for those who want something a little different. The cute anchor and shell charms are a great choice for fans of nautical inspired accessories, and the shimmering zirconia pearls will add plenty of sparkle.
There’s plenty of choice out there when it comes to pearl jewellery, and there’s a whole array of beautiful designs and pieces that will suit all tastes, from dainty and subtle stud earrings to timeless, classic necklaces. We hope we’ve given you some inspiration if you’re looking for a June birthday gift, but there’s plenty more where that came from. At Acotis Jewellery, we have a wonderful selection of pearl jewellery from your favourite brands, including Nomination, Thomas Sabo, and many more. Take a look today and treat your loved one to something special.
Written by Amy Jackson – Content Writer at My Favourite Voucher Codes