Birthstones have their roots in ancient astrology. Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with the month of one’s birth based on the planetary positions. Wearing your birthstone brings you good luck, good health, and protection. Each of the 12 months of the calendar has a unique birthstone and each stone has a unique meaning and significance.

The month of June brings with it pleasant sights that salute the eyes and an urge to get out there & enjoy the sunshine. A June born child is charismatic, extremely inquisitive and talented. They have a dynamic personality and are highly intuitive. Their mind is always full of thoughts and ideas and their birthstone will help them channel these in the right direction.

Possessing the soothing energy of the moon, the Moon birthstone is the Queen of Gems i.e. the classic Pearl and the mystical Moonstone. Pearl represents purity and inner wisdom while Moonstone symbolizes new beginnings and inner clarity.

Both the June birthstones are valued for their calming effects and their ability to provide serenity. Both the stones bring good health and longevity. Both the stones have healing energies that are about inviting the wearer to find their balance and flow.

Read on to find out more about the amazing June birthstones.

The Classic Pearl

Pearl is one of the oldest, most coveted and spectacular gemstones in the world. It is found in the deep blue depths of the ocean. It is one of the few organic gemstones and is found inside the body of a living mollusk. It is made of Calcium Carbonate.

Pearls are broadly categorized into fresh-water & salt-water Pearls. Most of the fresh-water pearls these days are cultured (man-made) and come from China. Saltwater Pearl are authentic and have high quality. Main sources of salt-water Pearls are Keshi from Japan, Tahitian from French Polynesia, Basra from Iraq, and South Sea Pearls from Australia, Indonesia & Philippines. Since natural pearls are rare, they are also extremely valuable.

Pearl is called the Queen of Gems. It has a luminous luster and due to its organic nature, it can occur in any possible shape. Pearl is found in various colors i.e. white, silver, pink, golden, blue, black, etc. White Pearl is the most beautiful, beneficial and coveted. In fact when people talk about pearls, they are mostly referring to White Pearls.

Pearl has a fascinating and rich history going back to about 6000 years. Ancient Japanese believed pearls to be the tears of mythical creatures. Ancient Greeks believed Pearls to be the tears of the Gods. Ancient Indians considered Pearl to be the daughter of the moon.

In modern times, pearls have become a symbol of social status. Nothing says glamor like Pearl thanks to the golden age of Hollywood. Nowadays, everyone from queens to actresses to people belonging to high class society, keep a collection of pearl jewelry in their treasure chest as pearls are always appropriate.

Other than being a sign of wealth and power, Pearl provides many benefits to its wearer. It is a great stone for maintaining emotional and mental balance. It provides relief from mental stress, supports anger management, cures anxiety and helps in overcoming fears. It also provides the needed care and protection from negative energies.

The positive energies of Pearl stimulates water balance in the body making it a brilliant health stone. It heals all the essential organs of the wearer and provides them with a robust circulatory system. Pearl also has divine feminine energy which is highly beneficial for pregnant women, new mothers and women going through fertility or hormonal problems.

Additionally, pearls help us to find the confidence we need to be our own advocates in the world. They inspire sincerity, loyalty, and truth – not just to others but most importantly, to ourselves.

The Mystical Moonstone

Moonstone is composed of Orthoclase and Albite, two species from the Feldspar group. Moonstone is found in many corners of the globe but stones from Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Myanmar and India are the most sought after.

The surface of Moonstone has an extraordinary milky glow which appears like moonlight floating on water. This beautiful Schiller (sheen) effect is called ‘Adularescence’. This unearthly glow is caused by light scattering between microscopic layers of the two feldspar species (mentioned above) due to their different refractive index. It is this lunar glow of the Moonstone that has captured the eyes of people all over the world for ages.

Moonstone comes in a wide array of body colors i.e. white, gray, peach, pink, yellow, blue, brown, green and rainbow. Each of these body colors makes a beautiful gem but transparent white Moonstone with blue schiller is most beautiful and desirable.

Moonstone is a powerful stone with a long established heritage. Ancient Romans and Greeks believed that the moonstone was a gift from the moon goddess and would bring love & fortune to the wearer. Ancient Indians considered the stone to be sacred and had a tradition of gifting it to newly wedded couples.

Moonstone jewelry became popular during the Art Nouveau period when French goldsmith René Lalique and many others created jewelry using this stone. Moonstone has also been frequently used in pop culture; most often in stories about supernatural vampires or werewolves, moonstones are used to enhance the abilities of supernatural creatures.

Moonstone is an excellent good luck charm that loves to bring light into your life. It is a talisman for travelers, a stone of prophecy and an ultimate gift for the lovers. It is a stone with a large number of benefits.

Moonstone helps get in touch with our inner feelings. It encourages harmony and balance in life. It exudes a glowing vitality that can wash away any negativity and re-energise the mind & body. It also enhances intuition, increases psychic abilities, improves confidence and makes the person more passionate in life.

Moonstone is associated with yin i.e. feminine energies. It is good for healing hormonal changes in women making it excellent for PMS, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding.

Final Thoughts

Whether feeling physically off kilter, craving for little more goddess energy or seeking to alleviate fear associated with change, both Pearl and Moonstone are filled with nurturing energy. They love to lend a hand when it comes to soothing emotions and help the wearer stay tuned to the bigger picture. The most important thing about these stones is that you can embed them in beautiful jewelry.

If you are someone born in June, both Pearl and Moonstone are magical stones to bring into your life and help bring balance & harmony in your life. If you know someone born in June, gifting them their birthstone will provide them with calmness, longevity, protection and peace.

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