June Birthstones - Pearl Myths And Legends

by John Brana June 01, 2022

June Birthstones - Pearl Myths And Legends

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.

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Pearl - The Traditional June Birthstone

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 birthstones came about. Some of the tales are simply mystifying! They are also entertaining stories to tell when discussing these June birthstones.

There is an interesting Greek myth regarding how pearls came about. This myth claims that their goddess cried tears of joy when she was born from the ocean. She shook the tears from her eyes as she rose. These tears hardened before falling back into the ocean, then turned into pearls.

There is an Arabian legend that states differently. According to this legend, 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, 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 and Cultured Pearls

Natural pearls are very rare. Because of this, there are cultured pearls. 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 wardrobe.

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Colored Pearls

Black 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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Pearls are the most popular of June birthstones. There are many myths and legends that are associated with pearls. Not only do they make for good conversations, but they are fascinating within themselves. Coming from deep in the ocean, this birthstone is one of the best!

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