June babies, this one is for you!
June is one of three months that are lucky enough to have not one, not two, but three beautiful birthstones to choose from! Alexandrite, Moonstone, and Pearl. (Watch out December and August babies, you also have three birthstones!) We are fascinated by the ever-changing colors found in all three precious gems, and are smitten with Alexandrite and Moonstone in particular.
Like a natural mood ring, Alexandrite is known to change color in different light. The most sought after Alexandrite stones appear to have a bright green or bluish green hue in indirect light, and a deep ruby red hue in direct light. Alexandrite was first discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1830, and was named after the young heir Alexander II. Alexandrite is a harder stone (8.5 on Mohs Scale), therefore it is an excellent choice for those who wish to wear it on a daily basis.
A truly magical one, Moonstone is known for its adularescence, giving it an otherworldly glow. Moonstone is believed to have many powerful benefits including opening the Heart and Sacral chakra to increase inner growth and intuition, acting as a talisman for travelers bringing good luck and fortune, and brings about hormonal balance and fertility in women. Basically, Moonstone gives you superpowers! It is also considered to be more of a delicate stone, therefore should be kept out of high or direct heat and sunlight.
For those who are June babies, who know June babies, and who raise June babies, we are sending you extra good luck and inner strength on your favorite month!
With love as always,