Pearl and moonstone were listed as the only birthstones for the month of June.
In 1952, nearly a century after first being discovered, alexandrite was also added to the list
Associated with purity, humility and innocence. So it may be said that the June birthstone meaning is “sweet simplicity.” As such, pearls were traditionally given as a wedding gift. The pearl birthstone was also thought to have beneficial properties of Healing and Protection.