Green stone: June and August birthstones in this bracelet

Caring for Pearls

Pearls are the symbol of faith, innocence, and purity. It is the first and most popular of the June birthstones. Pearls are delicate. Caring for Pearls is important to understand. 

Do you know how to take care of your pearls?

Pearls should never be stored in darkness, as in your dresser drawer. When you are not wearing them, store them alone in a  pearl folder, which you can get from your jeweler.  Remember when dressing that pearls are the first thing you take off and last thing you put on. 

They are very sensitive to sunlit, extreme heat and chemicals such as acids, perfumes, and make up. Lay them flat on breathable fabrics like silk, linen, and chamois. Another way to care for your pearls is to discharge them overnight in sea salt water and recharged  them in as oyster shell in the morning. 

Pearls come in many colors: black, blue, cream, gray, green, lavender, mauve, yellow, and of course, the best known and common white. It color depends on species of mollusk that produces it and it’s environment. Wear your Pearls and enjoy them often!

It’s said in the Bible, ” The Price of Wisdom is above Pearls”

It was believed by Ancient Greeks to  harden the tears of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty and Love. Today the four thousand year old pearls of Persian Queen Achaemenid can still be admired in the  Louvre in Paris. 

Other Natal Stones of June

If born in June, your lucky to have 3 natal birthstones : Alexandrite, Moonstone, and Pearl.

The Alexandrite is very expensive and a uncommon stone. The Alexandrite is named after Prince Alexander of Russia who later became became Czar Alexander the second. The Alexandrite was discovered on his birthday in 1839 in a emerald mine in the Ural Mountains of Russia. The stone reflects the Russian National colors of green and red. It is believed to bring good luck to the wearer. Today the main source of Alexandrite is Sri Lanka. Brazil, Burma, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

The third stone of June is Moonstone. The Ancient Roman Pliny believed that Moonstone had the power to change with the phases of the moon. The Ancient Romans also believed that the image of Diana, Goddess of the Moon, was enclosed in the stone giving it the power to bring victory, health, and wisdom to the wearer. The most powerful time to use the Moonstone is at the full moon. At this time the wearer will have inner growth and strength.

Happy Birthday to all of my June Babies: David, Michelle, Joseph, Lynn, Sherry, Anthony, Josephine, and my Beautiful Godmother Theresa.