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Pearl, the birthstone for June

This enchanting birthstone originates from oceans, lakes and rivers around the world. It is a timeless wardrobe staple, beloved by women of all ages. The origin of pearls fascinated our forebears: ancients from the Middle East believed that pearls were teardrops fallen from heaven, the Chinese believed that the June birthstone came from the brain of a dragon. Christopher Columbus and his contemporaries thought that molluscs formed pearls from dew drops. Pearls are organic gems that grow inside the tissue of a living saltwater or freshwater mollusc (either an oyster... Read More