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.