Traditionally, a gemstone is associated with each month of the year.
This concept of birthstone gems is believed to date back to the Bible and the Breastplate of Aaron.There were 12 stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel, symbolizing the 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the zodiac.
There are other origins of birthstones, most notably of Tibetan origin and is over 1,000 years is the Mythical Birthstone List. Also, the Ayurvedic Birthstone List which relates to Ayurvedic Indian medicine is over 1500 years old.
There are many myths and legends that surround birthstones. Some cultures tended to wear the stone in which their birth month was in and other cultures owned a set of 12 birthstones. One set would cover each month of the year and people would wear their birthstones according to the date, regardless of their own date of birth. The thought was it heighten the healing powers if worn in the month of the birthstone.
The June baby is fortunate as it has three birthstones; Pearl, Moonstone & Alexandrite.
The pearl is the oldest known gem, and for many centuries it was considered the most valuable. There is much history that accompanies this stone that five months claim it as a birthstone - February, April, June (traditional), July and November.
MoonstoneMoonstone is a stone for new beginnings. It is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness. It is believed to enhance intuition, promote inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
This gemstone has been thought to bring luck, good fortune and love. In Russia, it is considered to be a stone of very good omen. It is thought to be a stone of prosperity, luck, and longevity. It will balance your thoughts and emotions, as well as pacify your soul to encourage spiritual growth.