Best Pearl Jewelry Gifts for June Birthdays
Did you know June's birthstone is the pearl? The love of pearls has a long history; ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love, when she was born from the sea. Ancient Arabs believed that pearls were formed when oysters swallowed moonlit dewdrops after being drawn from the ocean by the beautiful moon. Natural pearls are actually formed when an irritant lodges itself in an oyster, mussel, or clam. A protective substance, called nacre, is then produced to cover the irritant. To learn more about the origins of these treasured gems, read our Pearl Buying Guide. When you're buying pearl jewelry for a friend or loved one who has a June birthday, consider these ideas.