June Birthstone



The birthstone for June is Pearl  Pearl: derives from the Latin word perna meaning leg.  These beautiful organic gems are produced within molluscs (generally oysters or mussels) which have a pearly lining on the inside of their shell.  There are two types of genuine pearls – natural and cultured.   Natural pearls are created inside a mollusc as a result of an accident of nature - an irritant by chance enters a mollusc and a pearl is formed around the irritant resulting in a gem of natural beauty. Unfortunately nowadays it is rare to find such natural pearl jewellery and...