IT'S JUNE, YAY! UNOFFICIALLY THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER... IF ONLY THE BRITISH SUMMER TIME WAS SO KEEN!
ALONG WITH GLASTONBURY, DOWNLOAD AND HOPEFULLY SOME SUN, JUNE BRINGS ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE MYSTERIOUS MINERALS INTO FOCUS.
If you're lucky enough to be born in June, the Moonstone (plus the traditional Pearl and rarer Alexandrite) is one of you birthstones.
As well as supposedly being lucky for travellers, offering protection on land and sea, especially at night, Moonstone is also said to help balance emotions, strengthen inutuion and even reunite lovers!
Furthermore, Moonstone has been held as a magical and powerful stone for centuries, across many cultures: The Romans believed it was made of solidified rays of Moonlight, in India Moonstones are held sacred and thought to bring sweet dreams, and in the Far East to balance yin and yang.
Whether you believe in the balancing and healing powers of this beautiful stone or not, it's variation in colours, from bluish white to peach to rainbow, make it a pretty partner to silver, as you can see from our Super Moonstone Ring (right) and Aurora studs (above). And if it does bring you a little extra emotional balance or fortune, well who's gonna complain about that?!
PS - Officially summer starts on the solstice on June 20th at precisely 6.23am by the way. We can wait until then.