June-born natives are just as lucky as the ones born in August and December. They have got not just one or two but three gorgeous birthstones to flaunt.
But what’s even more interesting about June birthstones is that each birthstone has got a distinct look and feel – pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. In other words, when it comes to pearls, there is something for every mood or budget.
Of the three, pearls are one of the most loved June birthstones. This dazzling birthstone originates in oceans, rivers, and lakes all over the world. It’s enchanting, it’s timeless and it’s every woman’s style staple too. Women across the globe, of all ages, and from different walks of life love to flaunt it.
There are two types of pearls – one that organically grows inside the tissue of living saltwater or freshwater mollusk (either an oyster or a mussel) while cultured pearls being the product of human intervention accounting for the vast majority of pearl sales today.
As per the ancient Sanskrit text Atharvaveda, pearls bestow the wearer with long life and prosperity. It is also believed to help cure health-related issues like indigestion and hemorrhages. Some also say that pearl powder improves eyesight, quietens nervous tremors, and eases depression.
About another June birthstone moonstone, Hindu mythology suggests that it is made of solidified moonbeams. Believed to bring good luck, moonstone is generally associated with love, passion, and fertility.
Whereas Alexandrite, named after Alexander II, is a rare variety of gem that changes colour in different lighting.
Ranging from vivid green to bluish-green in daylight or fluorescent light, and an intense red to a purplish-red in incandescent light, it also boasts of a special gem variety called cat’s-eye alexandrite.
(By Jewelpedia’s Mumbai Desk)