June Birthstone – Pearl or Rhodalite?

June 5th, 2009 by Classic Charms in Birthstones; Share

Pearl is the genuine birthstone for the month of June, although many items use the alternate stone, which is Rhodalite (light redish-purplish color stone).  Before fertility drugs, there were pearls.  Placed under a bride’s pillow they were believed to boost her chance of becoming pregnant, which helps explain the tradition of giving this gem of the shallow seas as a wedding gift.  Pearl is a symbol of purity, perfection and good taste since ancient times, pears – in a range of non-traditional colors and huge sizes have been making a resurgence in recent years.  Freshwater pearls are suggested for the 1st, 3rd, 12th and 30th anniversaries. Today many bride’s wear pearl earrings, pearl charm bracelets and even pearl pendants.  Most birthstone charms do not use pearl because of the softness of the gem.  You will find most birthstone charms use the alternate stone.

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