Birthstones for June

14kt gold ring with white pearls

Birthstones for the month of June: June is another month with multiple birthstone choices.  Pearls, moonstone, and alexandrite are frequently used for June birthstones.  Pearls Pearls made their “debut” in the first century BC.  Many ancient civilizations considered pearls as … Continue reading

Pearls – Types of Pearls and What makes Pearls Valuable

Pearls start when an irritating microscopic object becomes trapped within the soft tissue of a live mollusk. The mollusk creates a pearl sac to seal off the irritation and then secretes multiple layers of nacre (calcium carbonate), eventually creating a … Continue reading