Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Birthstone of the Month - June

Calling all June babies out there! This month is your month to shine bright...not like a diamond, but rather a pearl! Pearls are one of few organic gemstones, meaning they are created from a living creature. Pearls start out as just a small grain of sand that makes its way into a mollusk (clams and oysters). This sand particle is covered in nacre, which eventually turns into a pearl! There are many different kinds of pearls, but the freshwater pearl is what represents this birth month!

Pearl Necklace with Monogram Pendant
The pearl is the oldest living gemstone and was, for many centuries, considered to be the most valuable gemstone around. Pearls are considered to be a symbol of purity and innocence. This is why this gemstone is a favorite of brides everywhere to wear on their wedding day. This pearl allows the wearer to accept love and see the good in oneself. A pearl strengthens faith, love, and harmony between a husband and his wife.

Wearing pearls are said to reduce anxiety and rid someone of exhaustion. This gemstone promotes sleep and healing inner peace. Those who wear a pearl necklace are said to be blessed by the goddess of good fortune and wealth.

There are many celebrities celebrating their birthday in June, including Angelina Jolie (June 4), Mark Wahlberg (June 5), Iggy Azalea (June 7), Kate Upton (June 10), Adriana Lima (June 12), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (June 21), and Ed Westwick (June 27).

Celebrate your birthday with something from our amazing Swarovski Crystal collection! You deserve it!
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