The June Birthstone Pendant
18ct yellow gold vermeil and pearl birthstone pendant
The pearl is one of three birthstones for June. A long standing symbol of purity, the ancient Greeks believed pearls to be the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and thus became an emblem of purity, chastity and love. Today, this flattering and unique gemstone is considered to be one of the most elegant and timeless of gemstones, flattering on all skin tones and as easy to dress up as down. Contemporary pearls are officially cool.
As gemstones, pearls are fairly unique in that they are ‘jewellery-ready’ in their natural state. They do not have to be cut, shaped and polished unlike other mineral stones. The creation of a pearl in itself is something of a phenomenon as natural pearls start as a foreign object that lodges itself into the inner body of an oyster. A cultured pearl is formed in very much the same way as a natural one, but human intervention allows for a more controlled process with a much higher yield. Cultured pearls are often formed from a round bead to guarantee uniformity in production, and are normally left for between eight months to three years before harvested.
Our Birthstone Pendants are particularly popular as christening presents as they perfectly marry bespoke customisation with timeless elegance. For those who wish to personalise their pendant beyond the central birthstone, we offer custom engraving as well as the application of additional gemstones if required. Examples of fully personalised Birthstone Pendants can be found on our Bespoke Page.
If you would like to enquire about owning or commissioning a fully bespoke Birthstone Pendant please email firstname.lastname@example.org to explore what is possible.
- THE JUNE BIRTHSTONE PENDANT
- 18ct yellow gold vermeil
- Sterling silver
- 30'' chain