June has been graced with three birthstones: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. One of our all-time favourites is  moonstone, a  gemstone with an  enchanting appearance that can not only make the perfect gift for a June baby, but also is popular for its  mystical properties. As well as exploring its origins, we have  some gift inspiration for any upcoming birthdays. 


Everything You Need To Know About Moonstone

Moonstone belongs to the feldspar group of minerals, which constitute about 60 per cent of the earth's crust! In addition to this, they look beautiful. With a soft, billowy light, these stones are reminiscent of moonlight – hence the name. 

Moonstone has been treasured across the world, by many different cultures. In fact, in Roman mythology, moonstone was believed to be solidified rays of the moon. Ancient Greeks associated it with their lunar deities, as did the ancient Greeks. For most cultures, moonstone symbolises new beginnings, intuition, and inner growth. It is often considered a stone of protection and the birthstone for June babies. 

Culturally, moonstone is  associated with the crown and third eye chakras, thought to enhance one's intuition and spiritual awareness. It is also said to balance emotions, promote calmness, and encourage lucid dreaming.

Moonstone also has a range of different colours. Often identified by its milky white hue and blue adularescence, it can come in various colours including peach, grey, yellow, green and rainbow. However, it can also have a strong blue adularescence and is often called blue moonstone.


Moonstone: June Birthstone

Moonstone is one of the main birthstones for June, as are pearl and alexandrite. Moonstones are connected with the zodiac signs of Cancer, Libra and Scorpio. 

With each sign, moonstone is thought to hold different properties. As a June birthstone, moonstone is particularly connected to the zodiac sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the moon. It enhances Cancerians’ natural nurturing qualities and emotional depth, providing calmness and stability during times of change. With Libras, moonstone helps to achieve balance and harmony in their lives, and Scorpios can benefit from its ability to calm intense emotions and enhance intuition.


Moonstone: June Birthstone Gifts

Moonstone Necklace & Pendants: £39 - £75

Here at Hepburn & Hughes, we have a range of beautiful moonstone pendants. Our moonstone is characterised by an enchanting play of light, owing its name to that mysterious shimmer that changes as light refracts through the layers of the stone,  shimmering in milky translucent whites and blues. A moonstone necklace or pendant makes for a beautiful birthday gift for a loved one born in June. They can enjoy wearing it year-round, making it a cherished gift that will last a lifetime.

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Moonstone Bracelet: £69

A moonstone bracelet will also make for a memorable birthday gift for June babies. Our meticulously handcrafted sterling silver bracelet has been set with 11 individual moonstone gemstones. These sophisticated and charming bracelets embrace the radiant allure of the moonstone and add meaning to a birthday present. 

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Moonstone Earrings: £35 - £50

Our range of moonstone earrings include a variety of different shapes and settings. Take our Oval Moonstone Earrings for example. Set in a double bezel frame of sterling silver, the double bezel not only enhances the stone's appearance but also provides extra security, ensuring the moonstone remains securely in place. These earrings are a perfect blend of elegance and durability, making them a timeless addition to any jewellery collection or a lovely birthday present. 

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We also have our Ornate Circle Moonstone Earrings, which are also set in sterling silver and include a beautifully delicate decorative frame of silver around the moonstone. This, in addition to the neutral shade of the moonstone colour, means it is a versatile gift and can be worn with any outfit.

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Moonstone Cufflinks: £105

Our Moonstone Sterling Silver cufflinks make a perfect gift for both men and women. Ideal for formal occasions or everyday wear, these cufflinks offer a timeless appeal that can be cherished for years to come. Their unique design and captivating beauty make them a standout gift that is sure to impress and delight the recipient.

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