June Birthstones: Pearl And Moonstone

Agilis Tech

Monday 08, 2020

If you are born in the month of June, then you are lucky enough to have two beautiful gemstones as your birthstone: pearl and moonstone. Both these gemstones have been widely used for crafting jewelry for centuries because of their unmatched beauty. Here is some information about them.


History and Significance
Pearls originate from water bodies, more specifically the oceans and seas around the world. They have been loved and adored by women for ages, making them a classic and timeless jewelry staple. In the ancient Middle East, people believed that pearls were heaven’s teardrops, while the Chinese said that they originated from the brain of dragons. Natural pearls grow inside the tissue of mollusks such as oysters and mussels. Cultured pearls, on the other hand, are created by technicians by placing mantle tissue pieces inside mollusks. The latter is available in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors. This gemstone is associated with the virtues of purity and innocence.

Care and Maintenance
Since pearls are a soft gem, they require special care. Store them away from other gemstones and jewelry pieces and keep them safe from chemicals, including perfumes and hair products. The best way to clean them is by wiping them with a damp soft cloth.


History and Significance
Moonstone is a type of feldspar. It was named by Pliny, who was a Roman natural historian. He wrote that the gemstone’s shine changed with the changes in the phases of the moon. It boasts of a pearly iridescence that has mesmerized gemstone lovers for hundreds of years. They come in a variety of colors but the most beautiful moonstones are transparent and colorless with a blue sheen to them. Due to their almost otherworldly, ethereal beauty, moonstones are one of the most popular gemstones used in jewelry. They have been associated with Roman, Greek, and Indian deities and mythology. In the Art Nouveau era, they were widely used for creating fine jewelry. In the 1960s, the gemstone again gained prominence with the Flower Child movement. It is said to bring good luck, and is also a symbol of love and fertility.

Care and Maintenance
When exposed to high heat, moonstone can crack. So, if you have any moonstone jewelry, whether it is a moonstone crystal necklace or earring, do not clean it with steam cleaners or ultrasonic cleaners. Use soap and warm water solution and a soft brush.

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