As the autumn leaves begin turning, do your thoughts start straying not to Halloween or Harvest parties but what to get your special, October-born beloved? Are you looking to give your Libra born friend a handcrafted work of art embodying everything she is? Then you need this sterling silver bead from Tara's Diary Collection. This charming bead is adorned with the pink opal crystal for an October birthday. But to add another layer of texture and excitement, the band of the bead is not unadorned. No, cheerful swirls bedeck the space between the October birthstones lending the bead a happy and unique look.
Birthstones have had a long history in our culture. Originally, there were twelve stones for the twelve months. But rather than wearing just one ring for your particular month of birth, you wore a different ring each month. These rings were thought to give healing powers and keep the wearer in balance with the seasons. But today, we have economized to only one birthstone for the whole year.