Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of June
May 27 : 05 days till June
Did you know that the birthstone for the month of June is the pearl?
The pearl is the only organic birthstone, formed by a living organism. The gleaming white or pinkish-toned pearl begins as a piece of grit, which irritates a marine or freshwater mollusk.
Overtime, the mollusk’s defense mechanisms act against the irritant, coating it in a substance called nacre. Eventually the layers of nacre form the pearl. Throughout history, the pearl has been associated with values ranging from courage to modesty to power.
We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of June! So stop by again tomorrow.