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June Birthstones - Pearl Myths And Legends

Pearls and Moonstone are the Modern birthstones for people born during the month of June.  Alexandrite is the Traditional birthstone.  Opal  and Chalcedony along with Cream or White Colored Gemstones are considered the Alternative birthstones by Gem Dealers, Jewelry Designers, and Jewelry Manufacturers.  If you are interested in custom jewelry set with Alexandrite, please Contact Me to request an estimate. People born in June have several different birthstones of which the most traditional of June birthstones is pearl. Pearls come from the ocean. The following paragraphs will take a closer look at pearls, as well as some of the myths and legends associated with them.

As stated, the Pearl is the traditional birthstone for people born in the month of June. There are many myths and legends surrounding how this type of June birthstone came about. Some of the tales are simply mystifying as they are entertaining stories to tell when discussing June birthstones.

There is an interesting Greek myth regarding how Pearls came about. This myth claims that Greek  goddesses cried tears of joy when as they were born.  As they arose from the ocean, goddesses wipped the tears from their eyes and these tears hardened before falling back into the ocean, turning into Pearls.

An Arabian claims that the beautiful moonlight lured the oysters from the depths of the sea. When they reached to top of the water, the oysters swallowed moonlit dew drops, that eventually became Pearls.

The scientific explanation for these June birthstones is almost as mystifying as the myths and legends. A Pearl forms when something foreign lodges itself into the flesh of an oyster. This can be a small fish, piece of shell, a grain of sand, or any like irritant. A substance called "nacre" coats itself over the foreign object. Year after year, the "nacre" does this until a lustrous Pearl is formed.

Natural Pearls are very rare. Because of this, Cultured Pearls evloved. These Pearls are formed when a foreign object is purposely placed inside the oyster, to induce the production of "nacre". Around 90 percent of all Pearls are developed this way. Cultured Pearls come in many different colors and in all shapes and sizes.

June birthstones make great conversational pieces, as well as accent any look you are trying to accomplish. Since they come in such a wide variety of colors, they are good to bring out certain colors in people's eyes. They can also help to accent any outfit or piece of>
BBlack Pearls are often worn by people who have dark hair and eyes. The dark, lustrous look of the Pearl can help bring out dark eyes and highlights in dark hair. They also look really well up against darker skin.

Pink Pearls are often a favorite of people with lighter hair and eyes, as well as people with lighter skin tones. They have a soft look, which helps bring out the soft features most blonds and red heads have. Lighter color Pearls are more popular with fair haired people while the darker color Pearls are most often worn by brunettes.

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