Did You Know? Countdown to June 2009 (05/27)

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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.

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