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“We are all performing a comedy within, as
one self always mocks the other.”
Born in the
middle of June, with
six moons in Gemini, I have
enjoyed the moniker of earthly
intellectual for over seven decades.
I never really paid much credible
attention to birthstones, since
I rarely wear any jewelry.
I discovered that both
pearl and moonstone can
be representative of June, but
the real surprise was that the most
preferred June birthstone is a
very rare color-changing variety
of the mineral chrysoberyl
The gem is emerald green in
sunlight, and changes from ruby
to purple-red in candlelight--reflecting
the twins aspect of all Gemini.
This is a very valuable gem, and can be quite
expensive--from 15 to 30 thousand per stone.
It was discovered in Russia, in the Ural Mountains,
in 1830, and was named after the Czar. It is now
found as well in Brazil and East Africa. Today,
the Russians, bless their greedy hearts, have
developed a synthetic form of Alexandrite for
those of us with more modest means.
How wonderful that
Alexandrite reflects my
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