I decided to do a little research this month on the October birthstones that are out there. It’s amazing how many different stones there are to represent each month. October is no different. I found this wonderful website with an entire list of October birthstones.
One of the stones representative of October is coral. I never knew this. I knew, of course, about Topaz since I have many friends and family members who have October birthdays, but I never knew coral was a possibility. According to the above website, coral is the ancient Hindu birthstone for the October period. Of course, I did a little more research to make sure that I wasn’t just following one site’s claim and found the information in many more places.
After some more searching, I found out that coral is a pretty neat stone. Living in Florida, I found one bit of information interesting. According to one site, coral was once viewed as a protection against “bleeding, evil spirits, and hurricanes.” Hurricanes! So that’s why we got hit so hard for those few years… must’ve been a lack of coral in the waters around Florida. 😉
A couple month’s back I made this necklace with a coral focal bead. At the time I didn’t know it was nearly as fitting for life in Florida as I do now. The other beads are red moonstone and white moonstone with silver accents. This necklace can, of course, be found on my website for purchase.
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