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A Guide to June Birthstones- Pearl & Moonstone

The birthstones for June are Pearl (Traditional) and Moonstone (Modern). Star signs, Gemini and Cancer.

Do you know why there are both traditional and modern lists for birthstones?

Traditional birthstones were used before 1912, since then the National Association of Jewellers released the list of “modern birthstones”. They believed they were more suited to contemporary tastes; however, we think both are beautiful.

Pearls
Moonstone
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Colour

Pearls are available in many colours but the most favoured are white or cream. With a brilliant luster they have been popular in jewellery since ancient Egyptian times. 

Available in a range of colours, Moonstone can be found from peach to white to black. All have an iridescence of colour within them. Ancient romans believed that it was made from frozen moonlight because of its unearthly shimmer.  

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Source

Salt water pearls can be found off the coast of Japan, Australia and French Polynesia and are made by oysters, fresh water pearls are made by mussels. Cultured pearls are made in the same way but with a bit of a helping hand from humans. Pearls are the only gem made in partnership with another living creature, how unique! 

Moonstone is mainly found in India, Sri-Lanka and India although good quality Moonstone is getting harder to find. The best coloured Moonstone only comes from India. 

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Attributes

Beautiful Pearls are associated with purity, wealth and good luck. This jewel of the sea is a natural beauty and said to enhance the wearers purity. 

All Moonstone has a gentle feminine energy and are useful if trying to conceive a child. I used to carry this with me when I decided to start a family and I also kept it on throughout pregnancy as I wanted a little girl. Now I have a little girl! 

Healing

Pearls are great for restoring or maintaining the body’s natural rhythm, as well as digestive disorders and conditions of the muscular system. 

Being a feminine stone, Moonstone is great for easing PMS and helping the reproductive system. It can also help to ease insomnia and prevent sleepwalking. 

Healing

Pearls are great for restoring or maintaining the body’s natural rhythm, as well as digestive disorders and conditions of the muscular system. 

Moonstone is a feminine stone, it is great for easing PMS and helping the reproductive system. It can also help to ease insomnia and prevent sleepwalking. 

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Chakra

Pearls can work from the crown all the way down to the root chakra. It can connect the lower chakras to the higher chakras to help bring them all in to balance with each other. 

Like Pearls, Moonstone can be used on most of the chakras. When used with the crown or third eye chakras it will help spiritual experiences. Use with the solar plexus or heart chakras for emotional issues. 

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Chakra

Pearls can work from the crown all the way down to the root chakra. It can connect the lower chakras to the higher chakras to help bring them all in to balance with each other. 

Like Pearls, Moonstone can be used on most of the chakras. When used with the crown or third eye chakras it will help spiritual experiences. Use with the solar plexus or heart chakras for emotional issues. 

Jewellery made from Pearl or Moonstone make stunning gifts, especially if you are buying for someone with a birthday in June.  

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