The Generations "Petite" Birthstone Necklace is the perfect size for any occasion. Each birthstone is carefully hand set in solid sterling silver to create something that is both meaningful, and beautiful.
The June birthstone is available in genuine Swarovski crystal which has been carefully selected to most accurately match the likeness of the traditional Alexandrite associated with this calendar month. Cultured Pearl, Genuine & Lab-Grown Alexandrite are also available for an additional charge.
June - Alexandrite is the birthstone for the month of June (along with the pearl) and the Anniversary stone for the 55th year of marriage. It is also considered Friday’s stone, or the stone of “Friday's Child.” It is an extremely rare gemstone and a fairly modern one to boot. It does not share the ancient history and lore of most other gems due to the fact that it was first discovered in the 19th Century. The name Alexandrite comes from the fact that the gemstone was first discovered in the emerald mines near the Tokovaya River in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1830, on the day of Prince Alexander II of Russia’s birthday.
Pendant mounting measures 7 mm wide and 5 mm thick