June is one of only two months that has three birthstones associated with it, giving the lucky people born in June a choice of gemstones between pearl, alexandrite and moonstone.
In many cultures, pearls symbolise purity and innocence, which is why it’s tradition for a bride to wear pearls on her wedding day.
Pearls have been used as adornment for centuries —at least as far back as ancient Greece, where they believed pearls were tears of the gods. Other cultures associated pearls with the moon, calling them “teardrops of the moon.” Hindu folklore explained that dewdrops fell from the moon into the sea, and Krishna picked one for his daughter on her wedding day.
Tudor England was known as the Pearl Age because of the stone’s popularity with the upper class during the sixteenth century. Portraits showed royals wearing pearl jewellery and clothing adorned with pearls.
OUR FAVOURITE PEARL JEWELS
As its name implies, moonstone is closely associated with lunar mystery and magic. Its calming, balancing energies can supposedly attune to natural biological rhythms. Moonstone acts as the ultimate fertility crystal by sparking passion in new lovers and reuniting old ones.
Also known as the Traveler’s Stone, it’s believed to protect travellers at night. Moonstone is used to treat insomnia and sleepwalking, encourage sound sleep and create beneficial dreams.
Moonstone has been used as a beautiful adornment and a powerful talisman since ancient civilisations. The Romans admired it, believing it was formed from moonbeams.
Since ancient times, many cultures have held that moonstone can attune its wearer to the natural rhythms of the moon. Often associated with love, passion, and fertility, it is a crystal to nurture new love and rekindle old flames.
OUR FAVOURITE MOONSTONE JEWELS