The birthstone for June is the Pearl. The Pearl is the 30th Anniversary gemstone. It symbolises purity and is known as the “stone of sincerity”. It is said that a Pearl is the lucky charm for June and will keep the wearer protected from evil and bring good fortune their way. Pearls can either be cultured or natural. Cultured Pearls can be divided into two basic categories – saltwater and freshwater. Saltwater Pearls are divided further into categories based on their origin, including South Sea, Tahitian and Akoya Pearls. Freshwater Pearls can be found in a varied number of colours and shapes.