Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone
Sunny June is traditionally also the wedding month, so timeless birthstones are de rigueur for this first month of summer. The pearl is the most common birthstone for Gemini and Cancer,
with chatoyant moonstone and color-changing alexandrite as popular alternatives. Metaphysically, pearl is believed to promote spirituality, while moonstone is thought to increase calm and alexandrite is used to expand creativity.
For all you witty, eloquent and versatile Gemini, pearl and alexandrite are your stones. The pearl, which is the oldest known gem, was first seen used on a necklace in a Persian princess' tomb from 5200 B.C. Wearing pearls will attune you to the ebb and flow of life, and is a sure way to help you appreciate your value as you determine your own worth, while helping you enhance your personal integrity. Pearls are also a symbol of youthful innocence and purity.
Alexandrite is an exceptionally rare precious gemstone that promotes self-esteem, joy and luck to its wearer. Wearing either of these stones will mean fighting shallow habits as you release pent-up tension, let go of superficial ideas to realize self-worth and appreciate life in a moment of self-awareness that will let you just go with the flow.
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Remember 4th of July sparklers when you were a child? I think of them whenever I see rainbow moonstone. Unlike those sparklers which were beautiful only when they were lit, rainbow moonstone has an immediate and constant beauty. But its unexpected blue flash is what's thrilling. In Europe, moonstone is the sole birthstone for June, although in the U. S. it shares that honor with alexandrite and pearl. The cabochons make elegant pendants. Rainbow moonstone beads in chokers, bracelets and mixed in multiple strands with amethyst will make people catch their breaths-just as they did when they were kids and saw a 4th of July sparkler.