JUNE BIRTHSTONE: PEARL
Pearls are both classic and contemporary, making them the perfect addition to your chic summer wardrobe. For those born in June, pearls capture the youthful innocence that summer brings. June babies will benefit from the authentic energy that pearls captivate. Pearls will help June babies continue to foster personal growth and integrity.*
PEARL JEWELRY GIFTS
The beautiful luster of the pearl instantly adds a touch of class to any jewelry collection. Pearl earrings are a classic choice for bridal jewelry. Pairing a pearl necklace or bracelet with a wedding gown completes the look on that special day. Pearls are timeless and ageless. From a girl coming of age, an expectant mother or a gift for grandma, you can never go wrong with the pearl. Because of the loving qualities and the softness of the color, they make an excellent anniversary gift or wedding gift for your blushing bride.
Take a look at my website for a diverse selection of earrings, pendants, and rings for bridal wear, June babies, and pearl lovers for an assortment of pearl jewelry choices . There is something for everyone, for any occasion. This June, treat yourself to your birthstone wrapped in a pretty gold setting or simply forward along to your loved ones to buy you something special. They’ll get the hint 🙂
Psst…these earrings are chic, fun and a great price!
THE HISTORY OF PEARLS
Ancient legend believed pearls to be the tears of the gods above. Chinese myths believed that pearls would fall from the sky when dragons fought. Pearls were beloved during the Victorian period, where they were used heavily in jewelry.
Unlike most gemstones that are found within the Earth, pearls have an organic origin. Originally, they are created inside the shells of certain species of oysters and clams. It is rare today, but some pearls are found naturally in mollusks that inhabit the sea or freshwater settings like rivers. Today, many pearls are cultured-raised in oyster farms that sustain a thriving pearl industry. It is now a law that sellers must state that if their pearls are cultured or natural. This gets a bit tricky because everyone wants to hear that their pearls are “natural” but due to the industry, it is just not possible today that you will find such gemstones. Each one is still unique, yet has been grown for purchase. Pearls are made mostly of aragonite, a relatively soft carbonate mineral that also makes up the shells of mollusks.
If you haven’t read my article yet on caring for your pearls, I would recommend it. Pearls are quite delicate and should be handled with care. Read the article here.