Birthstones for June
Stones for the People born in the month of June.
June – جون میں پیدا ہونے والوں کیلئے موافق پتھر
- Agate – عقیق – (June Birthstones)
Agate is a translucent variety of microcrystalline quartz. It is used as a semiprecious stone when it is of desirable quality and color.
Agate generally forms by the deposition of silica from groundwater in the cavities of igneous rocks. The agate deposits in concentric layers around the walls of the cavity, or in horizontal layers building up from the bottom of the cavity. These structures produce banded patterns that are characteristic of many agates. Some of these cavities are lined with crystals and those are known as geodes.
Agate occurs in a wide range of colors, which include brown, white, red, gray, pink, black, and yellow. The colors are caused by impurities and occur as alternating bands within the agate. The different colors were produced as groundwaters of different compositions seeped into the cavity. The banding within a cavity is a record of water chemistry change. This banding gives many agates the interesting colors and patterns that make it a popular gemstone.
- Moon Stone – مون سٹون، درنجف – (Second Birthstone for June)
Moonstone is a feldspar mineral that produces a “pearly” luster when light enters the stone and is reflected by mineral layers within the gem. Moonstone is most often a white or gray color with a glow that is white or silvery – like the glow of the moon (that’s how it got its name!). Moonstone also occurs in pink, orange, near-colorless and other colors. Rare moonstones produce a blue or a multicolored glow. These are called “rainbow moonstones” and they are market favorites. The accompanying photo shows two cabochons of rainbow moonstone with a bright blue glow.
- Pearl – موتی
Pearl is an organic gem and the traditional birthstone for the month of June. There are three basic types of pearls: 1) natural pearls, which form naturally within the shell of a living mollusk; 2) cultured pearls, which are propagated by people by inserting a “seed” into a mollusk shell with the intent that the mollusk will deposit layers of nacre around it; and, 3) imitation pearls, which are usually plastic beads with a lustrous coating applied. Most pearls in today’s market are cultured pearls, which are very affordable when compared to natural pearls, and make a much nicer gift than imitation pearls. Most jewelry stores sell pearl jewelry, most often with cultured pearls. The pearls in the photo are a white South Sea pearl, a black Tahitian pearl, and a gold South Sea pearl.
- Cat’s Eye – کیٹ آئی – (Birthstones for June)
Cat’s Eye describes a gemstone polished into a cabochon that displays a narrow band of concentrated light going across the width of the stone. This effect, known as chatoyancy, or cat’s eye effect, is caused by inclusions of fine, slender parallel mineral fibers in the gemstone that reflect light in a single band. Of all the gemstones that exhibit cat’s eye, Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye is the best known. Chrysoberyl has the strongest and most distinct cat’s eye effect of all gemstones. Though several different gemstones types exhibit a cat’s eye effect, only Chrysoberyl’s cat’s eye enjoys the privilege of having the name “Cat’s Eye” without any prefix. Whenever the term “Cat’s Eye” is used, it refers to Chrysoberyl cat’s eye by default, unless otherwise specified.
- Turquoise – فیروزہ – (Birthstones for June Month)
Turquoise is a birthstone for the month of December. It is a blue to blue-green to yellowish green mineral that has been used as a gemstone for thousands of years. Bright blue turquoise is the most preferred color. It is most often set into sterling silver jewelry. Because it is opaque, it is usually cut into cabochon shapes, often freeform to take full advantage of the rough, instead of being cut into calibrated shapes and sizes.
In the southwestern United States, Native Americans were using turquoise over 2000 years ago. There, ancient artists produced beads, pendants, inlay work, and small sculptures. Turquoise is still an important part of Southwestern culture.
Turquoise jewelry is not extremely expensive. Many people can afford to purchase genuine turquoise, but lab-created turquoise is available in some stores for cost-conscious shoppers.
These are all Healing Birthstones for June.