Learn more about the June birthstones - Pearl and Moonstone

These birthstones are thought to bring completely different properties to the wearer and with the month of June brings on the Gemini.

Geminis are those who are born between May 21 and June 21. They can be social, talkative, and whimsical, but they can also be indecisive and nosy and lovable. They're typically passionate yet easy-going beings who are always down for an adventure or intellectual conversation. If you hang out with a Gemini, only one thing's certain: you'll never be bored. Gemini traits are more varied than most other astrological signs, this is what makes them such fun to be around. The majority of people born in June will be Geminis. Therefore it makes sense that June comes with completely different types of birthstones. 

When it comes to June Birthstones you truly are spoilt for choice. At Foldabox we offer the option of two completely different but just as whimsical gemstones. Let’s delve deeper into the different meanings of each gemstone.

Pearl Birthstone

According to GIA, the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, coloured stones, and pearls, pearls originate from oceans, lakes and rivers around the world. It is a timeless wardrobe staple, beloved by women of all ages. Ancients from the Middle East believed that pearls were teardrops fallen from heaven. The Chinese fancied that the June birthstone came from the brain of a dragon. Christopher Columbus and his contemporaries thought that mollusks formed pearls from dew drops. 

Pearls have long been associated with purity, humility and innocence. So it may be said that the June birthstone meaning is "sweet simplicity." This stone is said to bring you inner wisdom and help to strengthen and nurture the growth of pure love and promote sound sleep.  ​When worn or carried it is said to spread loving and healing vibrations as well as encourage a happy marriage, no wonder the official gift for a 30th wedding anniversary is the pearl!

The pearl birthstone was also thought to have beneficial properties. In the ancient Sanskrit text the Atharvaveda, pearls were said to bestow long life and prosperity. In Asia, pearls were believed to help alleviate indigestion and hemorrhages. Some 19th-century Arab physicians maintained that pearl powder improved eyesight, quieted nervous tremors and eased depression.

With that being said if you are in the market to make a huge impact on the buyer’s well-being and loving tendencies then we recommend using our stellar Pearl Smooth Dome Gemstone Closure as the perfect way to complement absolutely any of our luxury boxes while impressing your customers at the same time. After all, personalisation is key when it comes to your retail packaging. This closure Works very nicely with all our luxury slot gift boxes with changeable ribbon but looks especially good with Ivory, Navy, Black, Pale Blue, Pale Pink, Red, Rose Gold and Bronze.

Moonstone Birthstone

Moving onto yet another magical looking mineral, the moonstone. Did you know June is one of only two months with three birthstones? The month's birthstones are, as you know pearl, alexandrite, and of course, the moonstone. In ancient times, the moonstone was said to be able to excite deep passion between stagnant lovers. It was also thought to give the wearer the ability to predict the future and bring the wearer calmness and the ability to balance one’s emotions. Moonstone is considered feminine in nature, as it is connected with the lunar cycle controlling a woman's cycle hence the “moon” in its name. Lot’s of love and feminine energy in the month of June.

One of our favourite properties of the moonstone is that it's a stone for new beginnings. With the world being very upside down at the moment, people could certainly do with some positive healing to promote new beginnings. Moonstone is also a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters. It’s therefore not only perfect for a birthstone embellishment but also care hampers, client gifting and more.

If the moonstone is more your customers’ kind of gemstone we recommend the wonderful Moonstone Smooth Dome Closure. It has an unusual matt finish that changes colour - appearing purple, green, pink and yellow depending on the angle. It has a lovely aurora borealis effect.  It’s the ideal gift box or keepsake box accessory that works very nicely with all our luxury slot gift boxes with changeable ribbon but looks especially good with White, Navy, Black, Silver, Pewter and Rose Gold. This can help bring the feminine and loving energy into your luxury packaging for the month of June and throughout the year for that matter.

When customers feel as though they have been thought of, their perception of your company positively skyrockets and so do your sales. Use this opportunity to up your personalisation and marketing game. With two different options for two different types of people, you can offer your customers so much more to choose from.

Nicole Hines
Nicole Hines


We are open as usual. Delivery is normally 1 -2 days but please allow additional time as the couriers are unusually busy. Couriers will no longer ask for a signature. No second delivery attempts will be made. Thank you for your support, patience and understanding during these difficult times. We wish you continued good health. Please stay home and stay safe.