Libra Birthstone Characteristics

By Denise on April 11, 2014, 12626 views

The birthstone for Libra is the Opal. 

A birthstone is a gemstone that represents a certain month of birth or in this case, a certain zodiac sign. Gemstones are precious or semi precious stones, also called jewels. These are pieces of mineral that are cut and polished in various shapes and are then used in different valuable jewelry or other objects. A gemstone is more valuable as it is harder to find or difficult to prepare.

Beside the aspect, most gemstones are also considered to have a certain influence on the wearer. They can attract a certain type of energy, enhance the personality of the wearer or protect him from negative influences. Some gemstones are also said to be beneficial in health matters.

The Opal symbolizes purity and honesty. This precious stone is said to boost creativity and inspiration in even the most realistic and plain Libra. Opal suggests a hopeful and visionary nature.

Opal influence: This gemstone is said to relax and induce physical visions. It is thought to unleash the creative genius and might help Libra express their emotions and ideas in a clearer and convincing way.

Opal health benefits: This gemstone is said to be beneficial in eye ailments and for eye sight. It is also said to help the healing in many kinds of diseases by purifying the blood.

Opal facts: Did you know that Opal is the official gemstone of Australia. Its name derives from the Greek “opallos” that means “ to change color”. Opals are made from silica gel seeped into crevices in the sedimentary stratum. These particles are packed in a spherical pattern.

Gregorian Birthstone Poem mentioning Opal:

October’s child is born for woe

And life’s vicissitudes must know,

But lay an opal on her breast,

And hope will lull those woes to rest.

Opal colors: This gemstone comes in white, grey to black shades.

Opal jewelry: It is recommended to use Opal for rings, earrings and pendants.

Other Libra gemstones:

Peridot- symbol of clarity and honesty.

Jade- symbol of financial wisdom.

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