June birthstone - Pearls
Pearls are known for their beauty, purity and shine.The pearl is an astral stone for the signs Gemini and Cancer, and astrologers link it to the moon.
The pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature - oysters and mollusks.
The pearl is the oldest known stone, and for many centuries it was considered the most valuable. There is much legends and beliefs about the pearl. It was said in some early cultures that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster.
Some think that If wear pearls you will be blessed by the Almighty with good health and happiness and ability to quickly solve intricate and difficult problems, and to conquer obstacles.
Pearls have been called the 'teardrops of the moon'. Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven.
Over time, the pearl has become the symbol of purity and goodness and it is often sewn into bridal gowns, or worn as jewelry by the bride.