The June birthstone is the beloved pearl. Pearl is one of the most precious stones and very rare naturally. Throughout history the origin of the pearl has been speculated by numerous cultures. For example, the Ancient Chinese speculated that the pearl came from the brains of dragons while the Ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of the goddess of love. Either way the pearls have been cherished as a precious stone by most of humanity for most of its existence.
Pearls are actually formed in an oyster or mollusk when a foreign irritant lodges itself into them. Once lodged inside the mollusk or oyster will cover the substance in “nacre” and over many, many years the pearl will form. This process typically takes the entire life of the mollusk or oyster which therefore makes natural pearls very rare. Pearls are typically attributed with helping people be chaste, pure, and loyal. As the popular June birthstone poem goes:
“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.”
The June Birthstone is one of the most celebrated and praised stones throughout the history of man. The June Birthstone has been used in jewelry for centuries and is still used in jewelry today. This beautiful stone would also make a great addition to a fine rosary. Rosaries are a beautiful tool to pray, meditating and falling in love with Christ and His Mother. The June birthstone and a rosary combined to form a June birthstone rosary could be the perfect gift for your loved one born in June. By giving the gift of the June birthstone rosary one offers a beautiful rosary with a personal touch which your loved one is sure to enjoy. If you would like to learn more about birthstones or rosaries please read my Birthstone Rosaries Guide.