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June Birthstone Moonstone

Moonstones

Moonstone (Titles adularia, adularia, selenite, fisheye, orthoclase, pearl spar, sanidine) – a kind of potassium feldspar bluish-silver color. Due to fine lamellar structure on its surface are silver-white (lunar) play for, the stone got its name.

Another origin of the name associated with the June Birthstone properties allegedly changed its luster depending on the phase of the moon in the sky.

Title adularia (adularia) is connected with the name of the mountains in Switzerland Adula.

Another name of June Birthstone «selenite», comes from the Greek-Latin «selenites» (moon). Also milky white moonstone, there are also purple, brown, green, orange, black, champagne-colored stones.

Extremely rare moonstones patterned star or «cat’s eye». There are several varieties of June Birthstone moonstone ( aventurine feldspar, labradorite, BELOMOR ), but these only recognize adularia and sanidine – they are extremely rare and are truly wonderful representatives of natural stones.

Along with natural moonstones, in present days also use cheap plastic imitation of June Birthstone.

«I’ll give you everything you want, though the moon from the sky» – say the lovers all over the world , wanting to prove the strength of their feelings.

Since ancient times, people have dreamed about it – keep, found on Earth frozen moonlight , understand the nature of the lunar mysteries, get a piece of the moon.

Prose of life tells us that in fact the moon – only satellite floating in the vacuum of space, not even a planet at all, and so – big dead ball, shining only by reflected light.

But the Moon has an amazing impact on our lives – and not only in the tides it is expressed , but also in the behavior of plants and animals, changing people’s attitudes , the mysterious events that are somehow inextricably linked to the lunar phases that people started watching since the dawn of time.

And it, certainly, can not be explained rationally, that one of the many gems as clearly responds to the fact that the crescent becomes radiant white medallion pinned to the black velvet sky, and then slims to extinction …

These properties of June Birthstone were seen for a long time – in ancient India, where precious stones exerted the utmost attention and biased.

There are many legends about the June Birthstone moonstone. They say, for example, that on the surface of June Birthstone moonstone appears white spot , and it growing to the extent that increases the brightness of the moon to full moon.

Sages noted, that the period of new moon, stone becomes cold and as if poured moonlight, starting to shine much brighter, and with a decrease of the lunar disk luster fades until the next new moon.

How can a piece of rock so strongly reflect the progress of the lunar month – still unknown, but in India June Birthstone moonstone became a sacred stone that brings happiness.

For unusual iridescent white with a bluish or yellowish tint called it «a slap moon» or «lunar foam» – believed that these stones are frozen tears of the moon goddess, and he has like iridescence and has within itself its own source of radiance, it is always different, changeable, faintly shimmering with all the colors of the rainbow.

Maybe because it was identified with the art of prediction – Chaldean magicians June Birthstone put under the tongue to see the future, but today occultists recommend for prophetic dreams put a stone under the pillow.

June Birthstone Moonstone was very much like in the old days in the East, in Muslim countries, India, Burma and Ceylon; great Avicenna mentioned it in their recipes as a miracle cure, and Arabic texts beauty girls compared with the radiance of the moon. But in Europe, it has long been «out of fashion», although in the old days it used actively fortune tellers and magicians.

Source: http://www.birthstonesonline.com/june-birthstone-moonstone/

Pearl

Historically, pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries.  They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age.  Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market.

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Pearl

Historically, pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries.  They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age.  Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market.

Wonderful Emerald is the birthstone for May

emerald

As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. The availability of high-quality emerald is limited; consequently, treatments to improve clarity are performed regularly (Source: http://www.americangemsociety.org/may-birthstone)

The Gemstone Emerald is the green variety of the mineral Beryl. Emerald is both the May birthstone and the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer. Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight. Continue reading

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March

mysticalaquamarine

Aquamarine is a relatively common gemstone, and is affordable in lighter colors. Deeper colors can command high prices. Some enormous transparent crystal masses of Aquamarine have been found, and exquisite gems weighing thousands of carats have been cut from them.

The light blue to blue-green color of Aquamarine may fade upon prolonged exposure to light, so it is especially important to purchase this gem from a reliable dealer. Aquamarine is a hard and durable gem, but it may develop internal cracks if banged hard.

Light blue Topaz is easily mistaken for Aquamarine. The colors of these two gems can be identical, and their physical properties are very similar. Topaz is generally less expensive, and some fraudulent dealers may sell their Topaz as Aquamarine.

Unlike Emerald, Aquamarine gems are often completely flawless. Aquamarines with visible flaws are rarely seen. The costs of producing synthetic Aquamarine are very high when compared to the relative abundance of this gem, so synthetic Aquamarine is generally not produced for the gemstone market.

March Birthstone Aquamarine – transparent gem with a greenish-blue tint. This is a variety of beryl. As a talisman, March Birthstone aquamarine can protect the happiness of the spouses. Most of aquamarine jewelry as a sign of eternal love exchanged between people who love each other.

This March Birthstone will save us from disaster in the water. March Birthstone Aquamarine makes man more courageous and can alert their owner the dangers threatening it, changing its color. In addition March Birthstone aquamarine can ease the pain throat and teeth.

Treasure of the sea

The word aquamarine means sea water and some legends consider aquamarine
to be the treasure of mermaids. Aquamarine has an element of mysticism
and magic. It is said that if you dream about it, you will meet new friends.

Mystical magic

A beautiful stone that sits perfectly in jewellery, whether it is a necklace,
ring or earrings, aquamarine is also said to have many
mystical characteristics. Reputedly soothing, particularly for married
couples to work out their differences, aquamarine also wards
off the devil.

The color of the sea

The March birthstone, aquamarine, is always pastel blue,
although the darker the colour the more valuable
the stone.

Birthstones by Month

The gemstones featured below are arranged by month.
January
garnet
Garnet
February
amethyst-
Amethyst
March
mysticalaquamarine
Aquamarine
April
diamond
Diamond
May
emerald
Emerald
June
Moonstones
Pearl,Alexandrite & Moonstones
July
Ruby
Ruby
August
Peridot
Peridot
September
sapphire
Sapphire
October
Birthstones
Tourmaline & Opal
November

Topaz
&

Citrine
December

Tanzanite

Zircon
tourquise
Turquoise

What’s the birthstone for January?

January’s birthstone is the garnet.

The name “garnet” is derived from the Latin “granatum” meaning “pomegranate” because the crystals resemble the red color and seed-like form of this fruit. Most people think of the garnet as a red gemstone, but in fact, it exists in all kinds of colors, such as black, many shades of red and green, or even colorless. The garnet’s variety of colors comes from metals such as manganese, iron, calcium, and aluminum. Some varieties even contain mineral fibers that produce the illusion of a four- or six-rayed star within the stone. Green garnets are most highly prized but are very rare. Emerald green and colorless stones are highly valued, followed by pure red garnets.

garnet

The custom of wearing birthstones probably first became popular in Poland in the fifteenth or sixteenth century. For more information about the history of birthstones, try The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz, a fascinating compendium of all the powers that have been associated with gemstones through the ages. For example, birthstones originally may have been worn each month by everyone, since the powers of the gemstone were heightened during its month. If that is true, to get the full effect, you need to go out and get a full set of twelve and rotate them each year!

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