When you look up birthstones you find there are several different lists to use. The Modern Birthstone List contains the official birthstone
list from the American National Association of Jewelers. These
gemstones were officially adopted in 1912. In the US, this is the accepted
Then there is the Traditional Birthstone list which contains older birthstones
and is sometimes combined with the modern birthstone list. These stones reflect
societal birthstone traditions, heralding back to the 15th century.
Other lists are of ancient origins. The Mystical Birthstone list comes from Tibet and is over a thousand years old. The Ayurvedic Birthstone list is from Ayurvedic Indian
Medicine - a type of medicine used for over a thousand years.
The listing for June gives pearl and moonstone as the modern birthstones. Traditional is Alexandrite, Mystical is moonstone and Ayuvedic is pearl. Occasionally you may also see opal listed as a birthstone for June.
If you look up the birthstone for the astrological symbol of Cancer (June 21 to July 22) you will find Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl and Ruby listed. Pearls are also listed as the birthstone for Gemini (May 21 - June 21).
I have always made a variety of pearl necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Pearls symbolize
purity love, success, and happiness. Freshwater Pearls are the gift for the 1st year of marriage and pearl is
the anniversary gemstone for the 12th and 30th year of marriage.
Pearls are less durable than most gems. They are sensitive to acids, dryness,
and humidity. If you wear cosmetics, perfume or a hair spray, put these on
before wearing your pearl jewelry. When taking off your pearls, wipe them with
a dry, lint-free cloth. If needed, clean your pearls with warm soapy water
being very careful to not get water into the drill hole as the pearl may
discolor. Dry your pearls flat on an absorbent soft (preferably lint-free)
Pearls eliminate emotional imbalances. They help one master the heart chakra,
aid stomach, spleen, intestinal tract & ulcer problems.
** Mystical power: Pearl is said to help one see themselves and help
improve self-worth. Said to attune all 7 chakras and bring a soft, healing
energy during meditation.
(**As always this information is provided for curiosity only and is in
no way meant to be medical advice.)