June Birthstone Color
Mother Nature has blessed us with immense resources for us to enjoy and a special mention is required about the crystals that are available over 3000 in species, minerals and biogenic ones. Of these only a few qualify a few abilities to be qualified as gemstones. To classify as a gemstone, it needs to qualify in terms of beauty, rarity, portability and durability. For persons who were born in the month of June, they can wear any one among the three birthstones. They are the pearl, moonstone and alexandrite. All these three birthstones possess distinct June Birthstone Color that has a significance of its own.
The White Pearl:
Unlike other birthstones that occurred in the Earth, this birthstone has a special feature which is having an organic origin. Pearls are formed inside the shells of clams and oysters. A pearl is formed when a small particle of a rock or sand gets in to the shell which irritates the oyster and clam that lives inside the shell. This then responds to the irritation by coating itself with a foreign material upon the shell layer. This then leads to formation of pearls that occurs in the mollusk’s tissue. These are either pear shaped and spherical shaped and are highly valued for jewelry.
This pearl with june birthstone color white is very popular for its luster and translucence that makes them to be ranked high among the birthstones. There are also traditional tales based on South Asian mythology were the dew drops that fell down from heaven to the sea. The shell fish then caught these during the full moon. In India emperors and kings decorated their sword with pearls to symbolize the joy and sorrow the war brings. They were also used in medicines and cosmetic sin ground form. Pearls are symbols of longevity, wealth, power and purity. Though pearls can be found in many colors it must be purchased in white color as it is June’s birthstone to avail its benefits.
This is the second birthstone of people who were born in June. These stones derived their name from the bluish white spots they carry and when you hold it to a light source you will see a silvery color trail that is similar to moonstone. When you move this stone slightly you can find brilliant silver rays that play about to represent the moon beams over the rivers.
This June birthstone color belongs to the feldspar mineral family and is mostly found in rocks. This is a main constituent in earth’s crust. The best moonstones are found in Sri Lanka and are also available in the Alps, India, Madagascar and Myanmar or Burma. It was an ancient belief in Egypt that this moonstone had a change in its appearance based on the different moon phases according to Pliny, the Roman Natural historian and this belief prevailed until the 16th century. They also believed that their Goddess of the Moon, Diana’s image was enclosed within the moonstone. This moonstone with June Birthstone Color blue and white is believed to bring luck, victory, wisdom and health to those who wore it. This is an amazing birth stone that can make any jewelry look exquisite owing to its beautiful hues.
This is an amazing birth stone that has marveled many gemstone lovers and continues to impress many even now. This birthstone called alexandrite features a chameleon like display of changing color. In daylight, the June birthstone color is a stunning green with a bluish hue or with a brownish tint and under artificial light; it turns to a reddish violet or violet in color. This stone possesses exceptional hardness similar to diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The unusual color changing features are attributed to the presence of chromium in this mineral rock. These stones are usually found in alluvial deposits, pegmatites which are carried from one place to another by rivers and streams.
Alexandrite stones are very rare and hence they are very expensive. These are found in huge numbers in Sri Lanka and also found in Madagascar, Myanmar or Burma, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. This stone is named after that Prince of Russia, Alexander as this stone was discovered in an emerald mine on his birthday in 1839.