Here's How Powerful your June Birthstones are
- Author: Anushka Published: 16th June, 2022
Just like the sun is at its brightest in June, so are the June babies. People born in June are like sunshine, wrapped in a bundle of positive and warm energies. They are intelligent, quick-witted and have a great sense of humour. If that’s not all, the people celebrating their birthday in June are spoilt for choices when it comes to birthstones. They have the option to choose from three birthstones, i.e. Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone, giving them the choice to choose the one that suits their budget and mood. Keep reading this comprehensive guide to know more.
Pearl is the most admired and valued gemstone that grows inside a living mollusk - either marine oysters or freshwater mussels. That’s why it is also known as ‘the gemstone of the sea’. Given their rare and fascinating origins, ancient Greek folks have treasured this stone forever. They even believed it to be the tears of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. The Asians believe pearls aid indigestion and haemorrhage.
This classic, timeless jewel is long associated with sweetness, purity, integrity, innocence and humility. They are believed to bless the wearer with longevity and prosperity. Due to its pearlescent lustre and an impressive array of sizes & colours, this gemstone sits beautifully in almost every piece of jewellery.
Alexandrite is a rare gemstone that changes its colour in different lighting. Often described as Emerald by day, ruby by night, Alexandrite bursts into a range of different hues i.e. vivid green to bluish green during daylight and intense red to purple red under incandescent light. This trait of Alexandrite makes it an excellent gift for our dear ones. The stone is said to bring good luck to the wearer.
The major Alexandrite deposits were first discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains. By the mid-20th century, its deposits were found in Brazil, Myanmar, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, etc. Despite its rarity, there is no symbolism or folklore associated with this gemstone.
June’s third and last birthstone, Moonstone, was named by Pliny, a Roman natural Historian, who said that the stone’s shimmer changes with the moon’s changing phases. Also, its bluish-white spots, when held up to the light cast a silvery shade, resembling the moonlight. Spanning from yellow, green, blue, pink and more, the stone comes in a range of colours. Some of the world’s best Moonstones are found in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Madagascar and the US.
The stone represents love, fertility and passion. It is considered sacred and also known to bring good fortune. According to some famous folklore, Moonstone let the wearer have magical and beautiful dreams. It is also used as a cure for insomnia and sleepwalking in some cultures.