Welcome to the world of June babies, where the stars align with three exquisite birthstones! Gemini and Cancer, you are in for a treat as we explore the fascinating world of pearls, moonstones, and alexandrites.
From their symbolism of honesty, femininity, love, and luck to their healing properties and unique origins, these gemstones are truly a treasure to behold.
So whether you believe in astrology or simply love stunning jewelry, join us on this journey to discover the wonders of June’s birthstones through 20 fun facts!
In the early 1900s, June had only two birthstones: pearl and moonstone. Then in 1952, alexandrite was added to the list and considered the rarest and most modern June birthstone.
June’s birthstone pearl symbolizes purity and innocence. Moonstones are believed to signify femininity, love, and fertility, while alexandrites symbolize luck and prosperity. These three stones have something in common; they all represent good fortune.
According to crystal experts, all three birthstones possess incredible healing properties. Pearls improve your skin and help childbirth and fertility. Moonstones provide cleansing and calmness to the wearer. Alexandrites are thought to help people dealing with nervous disorders.
The most luxurious and finest pearls feature a palette of white and golden colors, often called the Queen of Pearls. The finest moonstones exhibit a blue shine against a white background, and the most exquisite alexandrites appear vivid green in natural fluorescent light.
Pearls are formed in mollusks like oysters or other bivalves. Jewelers in pearl farms place small irritants in the mollusk’s body that encourage the formation of cultured pearls.
The oldest pearl discovered was harvested over 7,500 years ago in modern-day Abu Dhabi.
In ancient China, pearls were believed to protect against fire and dragons, while golden pearls were thought to bring prosperity and luck.
According to Hindu myths, moonstones are formed from moonbeams, so they are strongly associated with the moon’s powers. Both ancient Greeks and Romans also linked this gemstone with their respective lunar deities.
Moonstones are considered to be healing stones with a high affinity with water zodiac signs such as Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, helping boost their confidence and courage. It is thought that those who wear moonstone jewelry can calm their negative thoughts.
In ancient times, moonstones were believed to give the ability to predict the future when placed under the tongue during a full moon.
Moonstones are mined in many places worldwide, such as Sri Lanka, the USA, Germany, and Madagascar.
Alexandrites glow purple under incandescent light.
According to many myths, alexandrites are believed to boost creativity and bridge the natural and spiritual worlds. They also act as a talisman that can attract good forces.
Alexandrite is also called the Peacock Stone because of its shifting colors.
Alexandrites are believed to help those who suffer from chronic illnesses or have to have surgery.
It’s also believed that alexandrites can be an effective crown chakra cleanser that rids the wearer of anxiety and depression. A cleared crown chakra is thought to reconnect oneself with the divine.
Pearls are unique birthstones because they are the only gemstones to come from a living creature.
The word “pearl” is derived from the Latin word perna, meaning “leg,” after the shape of bivalves. Alexandrites are named after Alexander II of Russia, while moonstones got their name from their milky bluish appearance that seemingly changed with the moon.
So, to all you lucky June babies, whether you’re a Gemini or Cancer, get ready to experience the magic of not just one, but three gorgeous birthstones!
From pearls symbolizing purity and innocence, moonstones associated with femininity, love, and fertility, to alexandrites representing luck and prosperity, these gems are truly treasures.
If you’re a June baby looking for a new piece of jewelry, embrace the wonders of June’s birthstones and rock them with pride!