June Birthstone: Discovering the Timeless Elegance of Pearls

June Birthstone: Discovering the Timeless Elegance of Pearls

Pearls have captivated attention for centuries: with iridescent beauty and timeless elegance, it’s so easy to see why they are renowned worldwide. 

At Jason Ree, we love to combine pearls with other, beautiful gemstones and metals to show off their captivating beauty. As we enter the month of June, we thought it was the perfect time to delve into the rich history, significance, and beauty of pearls, particularly since the pearl is the June birthstone.

Whether your birthday is in June, or simply looking to add a pearl piece to your collection, this blog by Jason Ree will give you plenty of information about the beautiful stone. 

How to Choose the Perfect Pearl Jewellery

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a pearl jewellery piece. We hope that this piece will go with you through all tides of life, so picking the right piece is of utmost importance. At Jason Ree, we think it’s important to consider: 

  • The type of pearl: Pearls come in various types, including Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian, and Freshwater. Understanding the difference between each type in terms of colour, texture, and shine, will help you decide on a pearl. At Jason Ree, we work with all types of pearls, including South Sea, Freshwater and Tahitian, so we can create a piece that works for you. 
  • Lustre: The lustre of a pearl refers to its shine and the way it reflects light. High-quality pearls have a bright, mirror-like lustre.
  • Surface Quality: Look for pearls with minimal blemishes or imperfections. The smoother the surface, the higher the value.
  • Size and Shape: Pearls come in various sizes and shapes, from perfectly round to baroque (irregular). While round pearls are traditionally beautiful, baroque pearls offer a unique and artistic appeal that could bring a more modern twist to a piece.
  • Colour: Pearls come in a spectrum of colours, including white, cream, pink, lavender, and black. 

Symbolism and Meaning Behind June's Birthstone

At Jason Ree, we love the mystery and magic of the ocean: living and working in Australia, we are surrounded by the beauty of the deep blue ocean every day. Put simply, it inspires our work. 

Pearls have long been intertwined with the mysteries and majesty of the ocean. As the only gemstones created by living organisms within the depths of the sea, they carry profound symbolism related to water and its life-giving properties. Throughout history and across cultures, pearls have been seen as embodiments of purity, serenity, and the transformative power of the ocean. 

The serene and reflective qualities of water also play a role in the pearl's symbolism. Just as water reflects and magnifies the light, pearls are said to reflect the inner light and wisdom of their wearer. This connection to water makes pearls a fitting symbol for those born in June, a month often associated with the beginning of summer and the soothing presence of water.

For June birthdays, wearing pearls is more than just a celebration of a birthstone; it is an embrace of the ocean's enduring qualities. Pearls symbolise the beauty that arises from perseverance, the calm strength of water, and the cyclical nature of life and growth. By adorning themselves with pearls, those born in June can carry with them the essence of the ocean’s tranquillity and depth.

Pearls are the perfect piece for June birthdays. With endless symbolism, history, and beauty, they’re a beautiful stone to work with, and most importantly, wear. At Jason Ree, we love working with pearls, either creating a piece with a feature pearl or in tandem with other, beautiful gemstones.

Here are some of our personal favourite pieces that feature pearls.

‘Summit’ Rose Quartz & Pink Pearl Drop White Gold Earrings Earrings Jason Ree Design

Adding a touch of sparkling elegance, our Rose Quartz & Pink Pearl White Gold earrings are a beautiful birthday gift. The delicate pink Freshwater pearls add a subtle pop of colour to the beautiful custom-cut Rose Quartz stone. 

‘Peak’ Lavender Quartz & Peacock Pearl Rose Gold Earrings Earrings Jason Ree Design

These elegant Lavender Quartz & Black Pearl Rose Gold earrings are a vision of enchantment. The faceted Lavender Quartz gemstones dazzle with an iridescent glow, complemented by the rich lustre of black freshwater pearls making for the perfect birthday gift.

‘Peak’ Prasiolite & Peacock Pearl Rose Gold Earring Earrings Jason Ree DesignPrasiolite & Peacock Pearl Rose Gold Earring is as mystical as an enchanted forest. Be transported to a realm of wonder with mossy green Prasiolite gemstones and Black Peacock Pearls that shift in colour as they reflect the light. 

If you’re looking for a pearl jewellery piece, simply browse through our ready-to-wear collection online, or book a conversation with Jason Ree.