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Birthstone for June

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A birthstone is a gemstone that symbolizes your month of birth according to the Gregorian calendar or astrological origin.


If you are born in the month of June then it is very unique, as it has a total of three accepted gems stones. Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone.


Pearl

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For those who are born in the month of June, the pearl is the traditional birthstone. Pearls are associated with Loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. Historically pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries. They were one of the favourite gem materials of the Roman Empire and later in Tudor England. The 1500s were known as the pearl age.


Pearls are unique as they are the only gems of organic origin, whereas all other gems stones are of inorganic origin. The pearl is created by a living sea creature – The Oyster – inside its shell.


Alexandrite

 

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Alexandrite is a rare chrysoberyl variety gemstone with chameleon-like qualities. Its colour is a lovely green in daylight or fluorescent light, but changes to a purplish red in incandescent light from a lamp or candle flame.


Alexandrite's dramatic colour change is sometimes described as "Emerald by day, Ruby by night." This transformation is so striking that the phenomenon itself is often called "the Alexandrite effect."


The stone is named after Prince Alexander of Russia, who was to become Czar Alexander II in 1855. Discovered in 1839 on the prince's birthday, alexandrite was found in an emerald mine in the Ural Mountains of Russia.


Because it is a relatively recent discovery, there has been little time for myth and superstition to build around this unusual stone. In Russia, the stone was also popular because it reflected the Russian national colours, green and red, and was believed to bring good luck.


Moonstone

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Moonstone is one of the more modern birthstones. The moonstone belongs to the large mineral family feldspars. It is a opalescent stone which can range from colourless to blue, peach, green, pink, yellow, brown or grey with a silvery sheen.


Moonstone is found in Brazil, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Sir Lanka, Tanzania and the United States.


Moonstone's was used by the Romans in jewellery as they believed that the stone was formed from the light of the Moon. The Moonstone is believed to bring good fortune, to enhance passion and balance.

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