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Friday, May 27, 2005

      Pearl, Moonstone or Alexandrite: Take your pick from the birthstones for June

June is one of the months which has more than one birthstone. Pearl though officially accepted, moonstone and alexandrite share the same month.


Pearl is the official birthstone for the month of June as adopted by the Jewelers of America Association. It is also the birthstone for the Sun Signs of Gemini and Cancer. Pearls are gifted on the 1st, 3rd, 12th and 30th wedding anniversaries.


Moonstones originated from Sri Lanka and are named so due to their characteristics of changing color of the glow when moved. Moonstone is gifted on the 13th wedding anniversary. According to a few mystical connotations, moonstone is believed to be a symbol of fertility and has cooling powers which helps to bring forth tender feelings.


Alexandrite is a very rare stone. The most striking quality of this stone is its ability to change color from green in daylight to red in incandescent light. It is considered a stone of very good omen. In critical situations it is supposed to strengthen the wearer’s intuition, and thus help him or her find new ways forward in situations where logic will not provide an answer. Alexandrite is also reputed to aid creativity and inspire imagination.

So what are you waiting for? Take you pick, match it with your wardrobe, June has variety of options for you.

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- Birthstone for May: Emerald

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