While June's primary birthstone is pearl, its second birthstone is moonstone.
Moonstones have an ethereal quality about them, and are named for the iridescent rainbow within them that project a shimmery play of color similar to moonlight reflecting on water.
The ancient Roman natural historian, Pliny, said that the moonstone changed in appearance with the phases of the moon. The ancient Romans also believed that the image of Diana, goddess of the moon, was enclosed within the stone. Moonstones were believed to have the power to bring victory, health, and wisdom to those who wore it.
A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a healing stone for inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, promoting a sense of calmness to the wearer.
This milky white iridescent stone also enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, confidence, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
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