The piece below was designed by Princess Beatrice, daughter of
Queen Victoria and is from an 1881
Today you can copy this idea using well crafted
calligraphy skills or simply use a decorative font from the computer.
Add your own border using wrapping paper, decoupage or other
Junius was named after the Roman goddess Juno. Originally this Junius was the fourth month of the year, March being the first month.
Gemini May 22–June 21 Cancer June 22–July 22
June's Birthstones are Pearls, Moonstone, Alexandrite
Pearls are organic. They grow inside oysters and
molluscs when a foreign body such as grit or an inserted bead build up
layers of nacre. Everyone today can afford real pearls since beautiful
freshwater pearls are cultured in oyster farms China.
Freshwater pearls are realistically priced for the average person.
The Pearl birthstone comes in many shades from white through cream, grey, lavender,
champagne, golden yellow, blue mauve black and green. Mikimoto
pearls are famous Japanese pearls.
Alexandrite has a chameleon nature to its colour, changing
from a greenish grey blue cast, to a puce toned clear violet in artificial light.
not unlike rose amethyst in tone. Alexandrite belongs to the chrysoberyl
family, a mineral.
Moonstone is a sacred stone thought to imbue health,
wisdom and good fortune. In appearance moonstones have a soft milky
bluish appearance with a silver cast. They look especially good on
women who have hair turned to silver or grey. Moonstones are more
frequently set in real silver than gold.
24Kand 22K diamond and moonstone earrings with matching pendant shown
left are by Kiran Nirankari.
Kiran is a very talented and unique jewellery designer.
Born in India, she has lived mostly in the USA. Her special
feature is that she makes one-of-a-kind pieces, always making newer
These exquisite 24K and 22K Gold set freshwater Biwa pearls right are also by
Kiran. You can see and appreciate her designs more clearly at her website
Birthstones of the Calendar
The name of many calendar months have Latin derivations. Birthstones were
initially linked to the Zodiac, but now are linked to calendar months.
jewellery has always been thought to have magical powers within them
with such powers passed to the wearer of the gem. This idea has been
revived by new age followers who extol the virtues of natural quartz
crystals. They emphasise the importance of good harmony, energy, chi,
balance, and healing. In addition the stones are often very pretty! Talismanic Jewellery has gained new importance since the millennium.
feel special wearing jewellery corresponding to their own birthstones. Many
people develop collections based around a fondness for their own
Some months of the year have two or three stones as birthstones.
New gems and semi precious stones have become more popular. Cultures
have merged and mixed so much in the
past 100 years, that original lists of birthstones popular in any one
country have tended to merge so that several stones are often featured in
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