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Birthstone Month June - Pearl

 

pearl in shell

Do you need help finding a gift to buy for the June birthstone? The pearl represents June in the birthstone chart.

Pearls are the gemstones used for the

30th wedding anniversary in the traditional list and the 12th anniversary in the modern one.

We hope these suggestions will help you...

We have created a

US Pearl Gifts Store at Amazon.com and a European Pearl Gifts Store at Amazon.co.uk. You may browse our selection of June birthstone presents and purchase them using all the usual security features of Amazon. For a more detailed list of gifts take a look at Amazon.com.

June Birthstone Pearl Jewelry

Pearl jewelry can be found in many designs. Ranging from earrings for women to cuff links and tie pins for men. Purchase an unopened oyster shell with the pearl still in it. Often sold as kits including the setting and chain.

Click on this link to view this piece and other jewelry.

DVDs with Pearl

Look out for DVDs with pearl in their title. If the person is interested in history you might like to buy them a DVD about Pearl harbor. How about 'The Curse of the Black Pearl'?

Books with Pearl

Look out for books with pearl in their title. How about 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' or 'The Pearl' by John Steinbeck.

Pearl Vases

Buy a pearl colored vase and place some flowers in it. The variety of colors will be huge in June.

Flowers

Purchase a bouquet of flowers in cream and light peach colors. Place in a iridescent colored vase to make it more special.

Pearl CDs

Look out for CDs with pearl in their title such as 'Pearl' by Janis Joplin Or maybe the artist will have pearl in their name, for example 'Pearl Jam'.



Facts about pearls

Pearls are rounded, hard objects formed inside the shell of bivalve molluscs such as oysters in response to an irritating object such as a grain of sand, small fish or even a crab. This irritation makes the oysters deposit layers of calcium carbonate in the the form of calcite or minerals-aragonite. These are then held together with a compound called conchiolin, to produce the small pearl gemstones. The iridescence that some pearls display is caused by the overlapping of successive layers, which then breaks up the light falling on the surface of the pearl.

The majority of pearls found are usually white, sometimes with a creamy or pinkish tinge. Pearls may also be discovered tinted with yellow, green, blue, brown, purple, or black. Black pearls, often referred to as Black Tahitian Pearls are highly valued because of their rarity.

Pearls are mostly used in jewelry, but are often crushed and used in cosmetics or paint.


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