If you were born in June, you have not one, but three intriguing birthstones to choose from: pearl, moonstone, and alexandrite. Most jewelry enthusiasts born this month will be drawn to pearl and moonstone, as alexandrite is one of the rarest gemstones nature produces, which also means it has a high price. And it has become increasingly difficult to find since the Ural Mountains in western Russia, where it was first discovered in 1830, were depleted.
Although it is still mined in Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Brazil and the color changes of alexandrite can be as dramatic as from deep green to majestic purple, most June babies will still choose the pearl or the moon stone. The link of these precious stones with nature: the pearls with the mysteries of the sea and the moonstone with the magic of the sky are aspects that enchant and delight and their style can range from the simplest to the most striking. They are also complementary to the complexion of almost every woman and both are associated with captivating meanings and legends that have been passed down through history.
If you are lucky, you might even find pearls and moonstones in a beautiful piece of jewelry. And if you prefer just one …
Crescent moon from Collette with pearl and moonstone in 18k rose gold.
Which one would you choose?
Over time, pearls have been linked to love and marriage in many cultures. Legend has it that Krisna gave her daughter pearls on her wedding day. Pearls are described in ancient Greek legends as the tears of the gods, and it was believed that wearing pearls would prevent women from crying on their wedding day. It is perhaps not surprising that pearls remain the jewelry of choice for brides. There is also a superstition that pearls are unlucky if worn with unclean emotions, but if worn with a pure heart, they symbolize virtue, fertility, modesty, love, and the cycle of love. life. In Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Troilus declares about Helen of Troy: “Why is she a pearl whose price has risen above a thousand ships and has transformed crowned kings into merchants”. This metaphor speaks of the enormous value of pearls as a symbol of beauty and the major impact of the famous queen and when the context is broadened, applies to all women who possess the ability to seduce men for fall in love with it.
Before the creation of cultured pearls in the early 20th century, natural pearls were the most valuable of all gemstones, worn only by the nobility and the very wealthy, mounted in crowns and sewn onto clothing. Today, the prices of rare jewelry made from natural pearls match those of diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Unlike these other gemstones, which formed underground, pearls are considered gemstones but not stones – they are organic and form within various species of freshwater and saltwater mollusks. . In the 1920s, Mikimoto Kōkichi, the son of a noodle shop owner, was producing commercially viable crops of cultured pearls, starting an industry that allowed a wider audience of women to wear perfectly matched strands of pearls.
Today, the mismatched Baroque pearl is a crowd pleaser, as are Akoya and South Sea pearls as well as cultured pearls. Whether they are ultra modern and avant-garde, minimalist and refined, feminine and romantic or inspired by a mixture of periods, pearls are definitely witnesses of a revival. We saw for the first time this trend towards the return of pearls in the spring of 2019 it continues to evolve with all the different types of this luminous birthstone in a range of silhouettes and in all the classifications of jewelry.
Estate Diamond Jewelry pair of rare earrings in natural “salt and pepper” pearls, framed by a floral halo of diamonds and set on platinum.
Kapes JewelryNecklace in 18 karat gold and Akoya pearls.
Amrapali pearl and white diamond earrings in 18k white gold.
Mizuki Akoya pearl hoop earrings with diamond pendant.
Lene vibe garden of a variety of 18k gold pearls.
Annushka18 karat gold earrings, pearls and diamonds.
Sorellina‘s 18K La Luna pearl, sapphire and mother of pearl hoops.
Gabriella Kiss’ Grass blade ring in 18k yellow gold with three freshwater pearls.
Mikimoto Floral Akoya cultured pearl pendant in 18k white gold.
that of Lydia Courteille titanium earrings with pearls and tsavorites.
Nadine Aysoy kunzite earrings and baroque pearls with detachable pendants.
Jamie wolf Pearl and diamond stud tutu.
Rachel Quinn Stormy Cloud earrings feature lightning bolts and raindrops in 14k gold with clouds of Keshi pearls and white topaz briolettes
Magic has always been associated with “the light of the silver moon”. This intriguing stone is part of the feldspar family. The rarest of these gemstones is native to Sir Lanka, but moonstones can be found in many countries. Stones have a crystalline structure that sparkles when light rays are refracted and scattered throughout the gem. The effect is called adularescence. The brighter the stone, the more valuable it is. The exceptional and rare deep blue moonstones are of the highest quality and they are often fascinating with their deep color which seems to change as you move the stone. Rainbow moonstone is another version that varies in quality, the best of which flashes with shades of green, blue, purple and pink and reflects its own charm and character. Moonstones Offer Fascinating Beauty and Deep Meaning Variations on the theme of romance and passion, as well as protection and luck, are considered to be part of their mystical properties. From east to west, however, the main attribute of moonstone is love. It is associated with promoting harmony and a happy future between couples. Additionally, travelers have worn moonstones for centuries to protect themselves and guide them in the evening. These effervescent gems have been very popular since the 19th century and they continued to be popular throughout the various styles of the 20th century. Today, established and independent designers are still captivated by the hypnotic nature and distinct personality of each moonstone and work with them in all categories of jewelry.
Saint-Clair temple blue moonstone and rock crystal amulet in 18k gold.
Sofia zakia Wandering Star Ring in 14K Gold with Diamond Accents and Rainbow Moonstone Center,
Dale Hernsdorf ‘s Handmade 22 karat gold and rainbow moonstone necklace.
Linda hoj Rainbow moonstone center pendant surrounded by 22k gold sapphires with handcrafted chain and detailed granulation work.
Anthony Lent Star earrings in 18 karat gold and cabochon moonstone.
Nak armstrong Rivière pleated necklace in 18K rose gold with rainbow moonstone and white diamonds.
Loriann jewelry rainbow moonstone earrings with baguette and round diamonds.
from Amali 18k gold moonstone mirror necklace.
Walter Faith dangling earrings with oval moonstone and pear pendant surrounded by pave diamonds.
Paul Morelli Bubble meditation bell in 18k gold with blue moonstones and white diamonds.
Andrea Fohrman’s Carved Rainbow Crescent Moon Calypso Pendant in 14k Gold
Adel Chefridi’s crown sent pear shaped moonstone ring.
Jeanne Bass Eternity bracelet in blue moonstone and 14k gold.
Eden presley rainbow moonstone, sapphire and diamond earrings.