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The June birthstone is Pearl.The word 'pearl' is derived from the Latin word 'pirium' which means 'pear' the fruit. In short, it was named so because of the similar shape. Pearls are generally milky white in color. They are round in shape and smooth in texture.

Pearls are formed deep inside the sea or lakes. A pearl is formed inside the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. If a bit of sand or any other foreign object or irritant finds its way inside the mollusk, a lustrous substance called as nacre is secreted to cover it up. Layers of nacre are built up around the foreign particle in concentric circles. It mainly consists of calcium carbonate. In a period of 6-8 years, a natural pearl gets formed. Perfect round natural pearls are considered as very valuable

Pearls have been very popular with royalty throughout the ages. Pearls were believed to possess magical powers. Pearls have been used for their healing powers since hundreds of years. Pearls are first grounded and then used in treatments for stomach and heart ailments, infertility, etc.

Pearl birthstone signifies wealth, purity and chastity. If you wear your birthstone pearl, it is supposed to bring these positive changes in you. You may be regarded as a fun person by your peers. You may be known for your sense of humor. You could be an extrovert. People will love to be with you. Pearls are also known to increase the intelligence of a person.

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