Alexandrite is an exceptionally rare gemstone with a beautfiul blueish-purple hue. It's often substituted with pearl as a fashionable, affordable alternative.
Both alexandrite and pearl are gifted as birthstones for June. They're also both highly complementing of one another, with white and coloured pearls suiting the blues and purples found in alexandrite gemstones.
Alexandrite is exceptionally rare in nature and thus cut and polished stones are incredibly expensive. They're often substituted with lab-grown alexandrite which shares the same composition as a natural gem. Lilia Nash uses lab-grown alexandrite in her jewellery but can also create custom pieces with natural alexandrite gemstones by request.
Pearls are an excellent alternative thanks to the variety of shapes, sizes and colours available. You can find pearls in icy whites and creamy beige, baby pinks and pastel purples, all the way through to metallic blues and deep blacks! The timeless appeal of pearls make them a much-loved jewellery favourite, combining the sentimentality of jewellery gifting with the longevity of a classic fashion favourite.
Lilia Nash birthstone jewellery is handmade in Lechlade, Gloucestershire at the Lilia Nash Jewellery Studio. Each piece is crafted using recycled Sterling silver, gold or platinum, with ethical birthstones used to provide the sparkle. See the full range in our online jewellery shop.
ABOUT LILIA NASH JEWELLERY
Lilia Nash is an independent jewellery designer working from a boutique jewellery shop and studio in Lechlade, Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom.
She has a passion for ethical jewellery making, using recycled gold, silver and platinum to create her collections. All of the diamonds and gemstones featured in Lilia's jewellery are either fair trade or lab-grown, lessening environmental impact and ensuring that fair prices have been paid throughout the supply chain.
Lilia is dedicated to creating handmade jewellery that's of exceptional quality, made with the finest quality materials.