The pearl is the birthstone for June and has traditionally signified modesty, chastity, and purity. View our collection of pearl necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and many other styles of pearl jewelry.
Even though it’s not truly a gemstone as the rest of the birthstone jewelry pieces out there, the pearl is known as the June birthstone. It has traditionally been associated with modesty, chastity, and purity, but has also been used as a sign of loyalty, faithfulness, and friendship. Whatever the pearl means to you, one thing’s for sure – it is a traditional staple of any jewelry collection and a must have for special occasions. Pearl jewelry such as pearl necklaces, earrings, or pearl bracelets are a great accessory that add a hint of class to any outfit.
So if it’s not a regular gemstone, what is a pearl really? The pearl is the product of a mollusk such as an oyster or a clam having an irritant (in nature it is usually a grain of sand) getting inside and being covered by layers of secretion of shell-creating substance. Over a period of five to eight years, this coating of shell eventually produces a full sized pearl such as the ones we know and love today.
Natural pearls formed by grains of sand are rare and expensive, so as expected, many man-made substitutes are available today. There are many styles of faux pearl jewelry available today that are affordable to all, as well as cultured pearl jewelry, which is natural in the sense that it’s created by mollusks like clams and oysters, but the irritant that eventually turns into a pearl is purposely implanted into them. We carry a wide selection of pearl jewelry at affordable prices, so make sure to view our large selection for something that truly appeals to your unique style.