June Birthstones: Let's Talk About Pearls
It's officially June, this week we wanted to focus on sharing some of Junes amazing birthstones. The Pearl, from cultured pearls, freshwater pearls, natural pearls, Akoya pearls, Majorca pearls, the pearl is one of the most classic jewellery pieces that's been worn for hundreds of years.
Pearls are produced from molluscs, that’s oysters or mussels. In the case of natural pearls a small grain of sand or irritant finds its way into the mollusc which, then secretes a soothing substance called nacre over the irritant and over time, this forms the Pearl.
Balance, wisdom, and harmony - the pearl is the perfect talisman or amulet for all those Gemini's seeking their perfect zodiac stones.
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Freshwater—These are usually cultured in freshwater lakes, rivers and ponds. They’re produced in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colours. China and the US are the leading sources. These represent great quality if you find a good supplier who knows the key quality points.
Akoya—This type is familiar to many jewellery customers. Japan and China both produce saltwater Akoya cultured pearls. Usually about 6-7mm in size with a cream to white body colour. Great quality and lovely deep luster.
South Sea—Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are leading sources of these saltwater cultured pearls. Usually in white, silver or golden and often sized at 8 to 15mm. Dramatic and stunning.
Tahitian—Cultivated primarily around the islands of French Polynesia (the most familiar of these is Tahiti), these saltwater cultured pearls usually range from white to black and green to purple. Again large pearls in around 8 to 14 mm.
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With such an emphasis on balance and wisdom, the pearl connects deeply with the third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is the gateway to our inner well of knowledge. It is said to awaken our intuition, helps us find clarity, and illuminates darkened corners so we can see ourselves fully and with fine-tuned understanding.
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Pearls have long been a source of pure fascination. Silky and glistening with many shades, these precious gems seem to carry a one-of-a-kind energy. Often tagged as being gifts of grace and glamor, pearls also carry a luminous water energy and a sense of harmony as they are created in synergy with other living creatures (marine pearl oysters and freshwater mussels).
The pearl has long been an ancient fascination. Forever valuable and filled with all those nurturing vibes that come from the sea, the moon, and the earth - pearls encapsulate balance, purity, and the wisdom we keep within.