The moon in June Moonstone and pearl birthstones

The Summer solstice occurs in June – 21 June, 2013 to be precise – and this focus on heavenly bodies brings us to the beautiful moon that shines in the night sky. Have you ever noticed that it looks like a large pearl when it is full? Maybe that’s why the birthstones for June include luminous pearls and moonstones.

Island Companies specialises in quality gems and jewels throughout many locations including The Mansion in Camana Bay, The Flagship Store in George Town, and Island Plaza, featuring a wealth of shops that cater to every taste. It used to be that pearls were mainly found in the colour of white or ivory, and sometimes associated with grandmothers or ladies of a certain age. They’ve come a long way baby! Island Companies stocks a stunning range of Honora pearls in all shapes, sizes and colours that will add some pizzazz to your birthstone if you’re lucky enough to be born in June.

For over 60 years, Honora has stood for value and quality in the jewellery industry. Today Honora specializes in bringing the very best in freshwater pearls since they arrived on the market over 20 years ago. Honora is the largest importer of fine freshwater pearls in the United States and uses these astounding cultured pearls to create colorful and affordable pearl jewellery.

You can find everything from necklaces and earrings to rings and bracelets in the Fashion District section of Island Jewellers, Island Plaza and in The Flagship Building.

According to one of the many websites out there lauding the benefits of crystals and gems, the moonstone represents “passionate love that will fly you to the moon”. Sounds good to us! 


Moonstone has been used in jewelry for centuries, including ancient civilizations. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. Both the Romans and Greeks associated moonstone with their lunar gods and goddesses.

You too can feel like a goddess when you’re wearing moonstone, particularly when it’s set in a designer piece of jewellery from Temple St. Clair, one of the many luxury names to be found at Island Companies. Fine Blue Moonstone is a signature Temple St. Clair gemstone and each luminous stone is selected for its clarity and precise cabochon cut.

The collection includes pieces with moonstone set in 18k gold and expertly matched with other precious gems such as diamonds and tanzanite.

If you were born in June, what better way to celebrate your special month than with a set of Honora pearls or a timeless moonstone ring, necklace or pair of earrings from Temple St. Clair?