June traditionally has three gemstones, however, two are the most common, pearls and alexandrite. Pearls are the only gemstone that is made by a living creature, an oyster, mussel or clam. Pearls come in a variety of colors from white to black and in between. The most prized pearls come from the South Sea. They are some of the largest pearls. Other popular pearls come from the Akoya oyster around Japan. The black pearl typically comes from the Tahitian area of the South Sea. Pearls are a great “gem” to utilize on necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

Alexandrite is a color changing gem original found in Russia’s Ural mountains and is now found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil. In the sunlight, they are a bluish green and indoors they can throw off reddish tones similar to dark rubies. In other types of light, they can be a purple color. They are truly spectacular and are quite rare. Alexandrite is a chrysoberyl, which is common, however, the alexandrite gem is considered rare. Stones that have the most expansive color shifts are highly desired and can be the most costly. Alexandrite can be synthetically produced but not to the quality of the natural gem and is easily discernable under inspection by a gemologist.

Moses custom jewelry designers can create just about any type of ring, pendant, necklace or earring with pearls or alexandrite. Pearls offset with diamonds can be a beautiful fashion ring and alexandrite can be that extra special addition to an engagement ring or pendant. If you have the idea and desire for a diamond custom design, we are the experts. We can custom design jewelry in person or through our convenient online form or by phone at (210) 490-2404. We can work with just about any budget and offer to finance.

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