Photo courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

Happy Birthday to everyone with a Birthday in June!

There are several birthstones for those with a June birthday, including Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite. Today, we will be taking a closer look at Pearl.

Pearls are associated with purity, humility and innocence. Pearls are often given as wedding gifts.

We have several pieces of jewelry available at Spexton Fine Jewelry that incorporate pearl.

These pearl and silver earrings are made right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by local artist Sharon Wacha Bovaird. Sharon's jewelry brand is called Wacha Designs.

We are proud to be locally owned and operated right here in Tulsa. Spexton Fine Jewelry was founded in 2004, with its original location being in the East End Village District of downtown Tulsa.

This is the matching necklace that goes with the earrings shown above. They are sold separately or as a set. This necklace is sterling silver, with an 18" long sterling silver chain.

We have these and several other pearl pieces available now at Spexton Fine Jewelry on Cherry Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 11am - 6pm, and Friday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

Our experienced and friendly staff will be happy to help you. Drop by our store anytime.


These copper and silver with pearl earrings were made by Wacha Designs, right here in Tulsa. We have these and several other pearl pieces available now at our store on Cherry Street.

We also have pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, and more. Drop by our store to get some pearl pieces of jewelry. They make great wedding gifts or birthday gifts.

Photo courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

Pearl is one of the three birthstones for the month of June. The others are Alexandrite and Moonstone. Of the three, pearl is the softest gemstone and does require special care. It is recommended for earrings and necklaces. For rings that will absorb more impact and need harder gemstones, we recommend Alexandrite, which is an 8.5 on the Mohs Scale of hardness. Comparatively, Pearl is a 2.5-3 on the Mohs Scale of hardness. 


Pearls are relatively soft gemstones, measuring at 2.5 to 3.0 on the Mohs Scale of hardness.

On caring for your pearls, the GIA says, "Store them separately from other gemstones and metal jewelry to prevent scratching. Never store your pearl birthstones in a plastic bag — plastic can emit a chemical that will damage their surface. Always apply perfume, hair products and cosmetics before putting on your pearl jewelry. The best way to clean your June birthstone: Use a soft, damp cloth, ideally after each time the pearls are worn."

Spexton Fine Jewelry specializes in custom jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, jewelry repair, and more, including pieces of jewelry featuring all of the birthstones, including Pearl.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, "This enchanting June birthstone originates from oceans, lakes and rivers around the world. Saltwater cultured pearls are grown in many areas around the world. Akoya cultured pearl farms are primarily found in Japan and China, especially along the southern coasts of Guangdong and Guangxi provinces. South Sea cultured pearls are farmed from the northern coast of Australia through Indonesia to the southern coast of Southeast Asia, with large operations in the Philippines as well. The Gambier Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago, both part of French Polynesia, are two locales where the rich black Tahitian pearls are cultured. China is the dominant source of freshwater cultured pearls."




Spexton Fine Jewelry

1609 E 15th Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120



Tuesday - Thursday, 11am - 6pm

Friday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm