The pearl is a unique birthstone that originates from rivers, lakes, and oceans all over the planet, unlike most gemstones. Their natural beauty has been loved and celebrated for years, and their healing properties have made them a popular option in alternative medicine.
This blog will explain everything you need to know about this stunning June birthstone, from how Pearls are created to their spiritual and emotional meaning.
The Origins of the Pearl Birthstone
This June birthstone has a long history. Here are some intriguing facts about the origins of this mineral birthstone.
- The world Pearl comes from the Latin word “Perna”, meaning “sea mussel”, like the molluscs that produce them. Interestingly, the scientific name for the Oysters family that bears peals is called “Margaritiferidae”, which comes from the old Persian word “margārītahe”, which became the source for the English name Margaret.
- The best known Chinese herbal book, written in the 1500s, named “Ben Cao Gang Mu” (translated to “Materia Medica”), stated that pearls can stimulate new skin growth, release toxins, improve the healing process, reverse skin damage, alleviate age spots, and promote more radiant, youthful-looking skin.
- Many alternative therapies also believe that the pearl’s softness can promote tenderness and femininity whilst bringing peace and harmony to the wearer’s wellbeing. Often, those who meditate with pearls find it helps to ground them whilst opening the doors into the realm of spirituality.
- This beautiful mineral is the birthstone for the zodiac Gemini, an air sign. A Pearl represents the duality of the Gemini star sign by becoming a symbol of celebration and sadness, life and death, health and sickness. For a Gemini, wearing pearl jewellery is said to uplift confidence.
What Colour is the June Birthstone?
Pearls are gemstones made by living creatures called Molluscs, including shellfish like Clams and Oysters. Molluscs produce pearls when an irritant, such as a grain of sand, gets into their shell. To protect themselves, they coat the microscopic irritants in a layer of calcium carbonate which ultimately produces a beautiful pearl that can come in many different colours.
The best pearls have a naturally reflective shine that makes them appear creamy white, with a chrome-like iridescent sheen that reflects many beautiful hues. Many farmed freshwater pearls can also be dyed in different colours, including yellow, blue, brown, green, purple, pink, or black.
Curiously, black pearls are a farmed type of pearl, as they are incredibly difficult to find in nature. Although they’re known as “black pearls”, typically, pearls made without human interference aren’t black at all but are deep shades of green, purple, blue, or silver.
The Spiritual Meaning Behind the June Birthstone
The pearl is known as being a powerful symbol of wisdom and contentment. Wearing a pearl protects you from negative emotions whilst often enhancing the good qualities of those around you. People usually wear pearls to gain a soothing, calming effect that brings inner peace.
Pearls are also worn to help the wearer balance their chakras and strengthen the energy flow throughout their body. In many cultures, placing a pearl or pearl jewellery in a grave can help ferry a person’s soul to the afterlife by offering protection and guidance.
Enjoy the Spiritual Harmony Wearing a Pearl can Bring
Pearls bring wisdom to the wearer and a sense of softness that promotes harmony and inner peace. This beautiful mineral is a perfect addition to your jewellery collection so that you can benefit from this gemstone’s remarkable healing properties.
Check out the FIYAH birthstone collection and harness the unique healing properties of this June gemstone.
June Birthstone Jewellery
June birthstone jewellery is available in many variations, some include varying types of pearls from freshwater to saltwater and also pearl lookalikes using crystals.
At FIYAH, our birthstone jewellery is set with Swarovski crystals matching the birthstone colour and appearance.
Shop: Silver June Birthstone Ring, £69