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Months in the Calendar

June Birthstone Pearl

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Months in the Calendar - June, Birthstone Pearl

The piece below was designed by Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria and is from an 1881 publication. 

Month of June Calligraphy Picture
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Today you can copy this idea using well crafted calligraphy skills or simply use a decorative font from the computer.  Add your own border using wrapping paper, decoupage or other sketching skills.

June Calligraphy Verse




Junius was named after the Roman goddess Juno.  Originally this Junius was the fourth month of the year, March being the first month.

Astrological Signs

Gemini May 22–June 21  Cancer June 22–July 22

June's Birthstones are Pearls, Moonstone, Alexandrite

Pearls are organic.  They grow inside oysters and molluscs when a foreign body such as grit or an inserted bead build up layers of nacre.  Everyone today can afford real pearls since beautiful freshwater pearls are cultured in oyster farms China.  Freshwater pearls are realistically priced for the average person.

The Pearl birthstone comes in many shades from white through cream, grey, lavender, champagne, golden yellow, blue mauve black and green.  Mikimoto pearls are famous Japanese pearls.

Alexandrite has a chameleon nature to its colour, changing from a greenish grey blue cast, to a puce toned clear violet in artificial light. It is not unlike rose amethyst in tone.  Alexandrite belongs to the chrysoberyl family, a mineral. 

Moonstone is a sacred stone thought to imbue health, wisdom and good fortune.  In appearance moonstones have a soft milky bluish appearance with a silver cast.  They look especially good on women who have hair turned to silver or grey.  Moonstones are more frequently set in real silver than gold.

Moonstone earrings with matching pendant are by Kiran NirankariThese 24Kand 22K diamond and moonstone earrings with matching pendant shown left are by Kiran Nirankari.

Kiran is a very talented and unique jewellery designer. Born in India, she has lived mostly in the USA.  Her special feature is that she makes one-of-a-kind pieces, always making newer designs. 

These exquisite 24K and 22K Gold set freshwater Biwa pearls right are also by Kiran.  You can see and appreciate her designs more clearly at her website 


Birthstones of the Calendar

The name of many calendar months have Latin derivations.  Birthstones were initially linked to the Zodiac, but now are linked to calendar months.  Birthstone jewellery has always been thought to have magical powers within them with such powers passed to the wearer of the gem.  This idea has been revived by new age followers who extol the virtues of natural quartz crystals. They emphasise the importance of good harmony, energy, chi, balance, and healing.  In addition the stones are often very pretty!  Talismanic Jewellery has gained new importance since the millennium.

Individuals often feel special wearing jewellery corresponding to their own birthstones.  Many people develop collections based around a fondness for their own particular birthstone.  Some months of the year have two or three stones as birthstones.  New gems and semi precious stones have become more popular.  Cultures have merged and mixed so much in the past 100 years, that original lists of birthstones popular in any one country have tended to merge so that several stones are often featured in lists.

Page Added 26 November 2005

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