What does June birthstone mean?
A pearl is a hard, glistening object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk or another animal. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes, known as baroque pearls, can occur. The finest quality of natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Because of this, pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.
The alexandrite variety displays a color change dependent upon the nature of ambient lighting. Alexandrite results from small scale replacement of aluminium by chromium ions in the crystal structure, which causes intense absorption of light over a narrow range of wavelengths in the yellow region of the visible light spectrum. Because human vision is most sensitive to green light and least sensitive to red light, alexandrite appears greenish in daylight where the full spectrum of visible light is present, and reddish in incandescent light which emits less green and blue spectrum.
Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate of the feldspar group that displays a pearly and opalescent schiller. It has been used in jewelry for millennia, including ancient civilizations. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was derived from solidified rays of the Moon. Both the Romans and Greeks associated moonstone with their lunar deities. In more recent history, moonstone became popular during the Art Nouveau period.
What’s June’s birthstone color?
June’s birthstones range from the opalescent pearl to the milky moonstone to the rare, color-changing alexandrite. With this spectrum of price points and color options, people with June birthdays can choose a beautiful June gemstone to fit any mood or budget.
Where is June birthstone found?
Most of freshwater pearls come from China. The main sea pearl farms are located in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Polynesia.
The first known deposits of alexandrite have been in Russia. It was discover also in Sri Lanka, Brazil, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar and recently in India.
Sri Lanka is the world’s most important source of fine quality moonstone. Moonstone is also produced in significant quantities in Brazil, Myanmar and India. Small amounts are found in many other countries around the world.
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Symbolism and Meaning
Pearl is a symbol of perfection and incorruptibility. It is a symbol of long life and fertility, and because of its luster it is often considered a moon symbol. Buried within the oyster shell, pearl represents hidden knowledge, and it is highly feminine.
Alexandrite June stone brings luck, good fortune and love. In Russia, it is considered to be a June gemstone of very good omen. It is believed to bring balance in the interaction between the physical manifest world and the unmanifest spiritual, or astral world.
Channel hope, sensitivity, and abundance by wearing moonstone. Associated with the crown chakra and divine feminine energy, this iridescent gemstone is thought to inspire intuition and psychic abilities.
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