Modern birthstone: opal or tourmaline
Zodiac gemstone for libra: peridot
Ancient traditional birthstones:
Guardian angel: tsuriel
His talismanic stone: agate
All of Nature窶冱 splendour seems to be reflected in the manifold opulence of fine Opals: fire and lightnings, all the colours of the rainbow and the soft shine of far seas. Australia is the classical country of origin. Almost ninety-five per cent of all fine opals come from the dry and remote outback deserts.
The name Opal was probably derived from Sanskrit 窶忖pala窶�, meaning 窶掀aluable stone窶�. This was probably the root for the Greek term 窶徙pallios窶�, which translates as 窶彡olour change窶�. In the days of Roman antiquity there existed a so-called 窶徙palus窶�, or a 窶徭tone from several elements窶�. So the ancient Romans may already have had an inkling why the Opals show such a striking play of colours.
For ages people have been believing in the healing power of Opal. It is reported to be able to solve depressions and to help its wearer find the true and real love. Opals are supposed to further enhance the positive characteristics for people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer. Black Opal is recommended to those born under Scorpio, and Boulder Opal is the lucky stone for Aries.The fantastic colour play of Opal reflects changing emotions and moods of people. Fire and water, the sparkling images of Boulder Opal, the vivid light flashes of Black Opal or the soft shine of Milk Opal 窶� striking contrasts characterise the colourful world of this fascinating gemstone. Maybe this is the reason why it depends on our daily mood which Opal we prefer. Opals are like human emotions: you always experience them different and anew.
Hehe... And that's my birthstone. =p