Libra Birthstone

Facts About Libra Individual's Birthstone

Sapphire and Opal are Libra birthstone. Actually, the birth gemstone of an individual is truly associated with the month of birth rather than the Sign under which a person was born. 

The birthstone for Libra individuals born in September is the sapphire. They share this fortunate jewel with those Virgo individuals who were also born during the same month while the birthstone for Libra individuals born in October is the opal. They share this fortunate jewel with those Scorpio individuals who were also born during the same month.
Libra Birthstone

Feature of Birthstone of Libra Individuals born In September

Libra Birthstone
The sapphire is also known as the Celestial Stone, Stone of Prosperity, Philosopher's Stone and Gem of the Heavens. 

This jewel is a member of the corundum family, a mineral composed of aluminium oxide and chrome...as well as extremely small proportions of other trace elements...which is the second hardest known substance after the diamond. 
The varying colors of the sapphire are said to possess the following particular properties: 
Green - bringer of luck and prosperity.

Pink - encourages generosity, love and loyalty.

Dark Blue - inspires creative expression, intuition and meditation.

White - associated with self-appreciation and spiritual development.

Yellow - enhances intellect, study, knowledge, memory and, when worn next to the skin, attracts wealth.

Orange - also known as padparadscha and the most rare color for the sapphire, augments wisdom, optimism, renewal and attracts prosperity. 

Features of Birthstone of Libra Individuals Born In October

October Libra Birthstone
The lucky gem for Libra individuals born in October is the opal. They share this fortunate jewel with those Scorpio individuals who were also born during the same month. 

The opal is a non-crystalline form of the mineral silica which is formed from fossil wood, shells of sea animals and bones of now-extinct reptiles that lived in the time of the dinosaurs. 
The colors of the white opal (which in ancient times originated from Marmaros in the Nagy-Banya district of what is now Czechoslovakia) scintillate on a pale-tinted background, whereas the colors of the black opal (found most commonly in Australia and Nevada) shimmer against a curtain of dark blue or grey. Although somewhat more soft and fragile than most other gemstones, an opal can last a lifetime if mounted in the proper setting and given ongoing care. 

Generally, the thicker the opal, the more durable and it should be set in a mounting that holds the stone all the way around its edges (such as a bezel rather that prongs). 

Perhaps no other gemstone has been as loved and as feared over the centuries as the opal, the general belief being that this jewel will bring bad luck if not worn by those born in October. This is not necessarily true and can probably be traced to a novel written by Sir Walter Scott (entitled "Anne of Gierstein"). 

Opals are considered to be very powerful in ritual magic. Since a quality opal contains every color of every other birthstone, it can be used or charged with all the energies and powers of the other gems combined, and can be used in place of any birthstone to cast spells, rituals or other mystical needs.
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