Happy birthday to all our June babies! June’s birthstone is the pearl, an elegant and timeless jewelry staple. Once thought to be teardrops from heaven, pearls are organic gems that grow inside either an oyster or a mussel. Today, the majority of pearls are cultured pearls, raised in pearl farms as natural pearl beds have been over fished. Cultured pearls come in many sizes, shapes and colors.
Pearls are associated with purity, humility and innocence and are a traditional wedding and graduation gift. Pearls are a softer gem so take special care to keep them beautiful and scratch-free. Store them separately from other gemstones and metal jewelry to prevent scratching and never store in plastic. Clean using a soft, damp cloth.
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