Pearl, Alexandrite, Moonstone; June's birthstones
In the month of June, there are three gemstones associated to it.
Pearls are organic gems that grow inside the tissue of a living saltwater or freshwater mollusk as a result of irritation. Thousands of years of pearl fishing have wiped out the natural pearl beds. hence, the cultures pearls account for the vast majority of pearl sales today. Cultured pearls are still part of nature, just that they are a product of human intervention. A 3 to 5 years time is required for a pearl to fully grow. Pearl is associated with purity, humility and innocence. They come in different shapes: round, baroque (irregular), button (flat on one side), keshi(small and non-nucleated); and colors: white (common), black, golden, pink, lavender etc. Pearls are known for their calmig effects; helps to soothe your negative feelings, turning them into positive energy.
Alexandrite, a rare variety of the mineral chrysoberyl, is highly valued and sought upon by many gem collectors for its phenomenon; color- change. Alexandrite hues range from very strongly bluish green through yellowish green in daylight, and orangey red trhough purple-red in incadescent light. Its finest dual colors re a vivid grass grenn in daylight, intense raspberry red in incandescent light. A gem described as "emerald by day, ruby by night". Alexandrite is a stone of properity, luck. It also assistss in centering self, reinforcing self espeem and enhancing the ability to experience joy and beauty. .
Moonstone, a variety of the feldspar group is well loved by many people. What makes a moonstone so attractive, is the phenomenon, adularescence. Adularescence is the light that appears to billow across a gemstone. It makes the surface of a fashioned Moonstone seem to glow. Moonstone range in appearance from semitransparent to opaque, colorless to white, with a blue, silver, or white adularescent effect. Body colors of Moonstone vary widely; green, orange, yellow, brown, etc. Moonstone is associated with love, passion and fertility. It provides soothing, calming energy for emotional health.
- Blue moonstone/ Cat's eye moonstone: Clarity
- Peach moonstone/yellow moonstone: Impart loving energy.