“Who comes with summer to this earth
And owes to June her hour of birth
A pearl should wear against her skin
Who’s innocence many a heart shall win.”
From one of the most modest of life forms, the mollusk, comes the pearl — a gem of unrivaled beauty and elegance. Historically, this exquisite nugget has been employed as a fanciful adornment for centuries. It is believed that the origination of assigning it as June’s birthstone dates back to biblical times, when people wore particular gemstones assigned to each month. In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers created an official list, allocating the magnificent pearl as June’s birthstone.
The sophistical pearl brings to June-born its persona of unpretentiousness and purity. The simplicity of its form contradicts the iridescent color that lies just beneath the surface. Like its wearer, the pearl is radically understated, but at the same time is irrefutably precious. By nature, pearls have a beautiful luster and its semi-transparency makes it one of the most preferential gemstones among women. They appear in a variety of colors, dependent on the type of mollusk that yields it, along with the environment in which it resides. The most notorious of pearls is the time-honored, milky-white hue, but they are also produced in silver, cream, white, green, lavender, black, blue and golden shades as well.
Pearls are symbolic of wisdom acquired through experience. They are believed to draw wealth and good fortune, as well as offer protection to those wearing them. Recognized for their calming effect, pearls can balance one’s karma, along with fortifying relationships. It is also said that the gem denotes wholesomeness, generosity, integrity, and loyalty. Pearls are thought to be very effectual in treating a variety of health issue including the stomach, heart and spleen. Not only do they pacify the mind, but additionally stabilize mental steadiness.
Throughout the ages, pearls have been a passion, and even an obsession of people from all walks of life. In consort with being a beloved inclusion to a diverse assortment of jewelry pieces, they have adorned crowns, clothing, and even temples. They remain steadfast, being viewed as a mark of excellent taste and refinement. They are often given to celebrate a marriage or the birth of a child, in conjunction with being the symbolic piece of June-born persons. Pearls are truly nature’s perfect gift, suitable to be worn with jeans and a t-shirt, or for an elegant evening out!!