For Libras, born between September 23 and October 22, there’s no question about finding their favorite color in a Libra birthstone ring. The stone for Libras is opal, and opals feature every color in the spectrum, though often a few colors will predominate. Opal is a luxurious, iridescent gem with fiery color that sparks from deep within the stone to give it a lifelike spirit and unique charm. Learn more about the Libra birthstone rings, and find the perfect opal ring for your loved one in our extensive yet carefully curated collection.
About Libra Birthstone Rings
There are four main types of opals: black, white, crystal, and fire. In black opals, the colors play against a black or dark background, in white opals, against a pale or white background, and in crystal opals, against a clear background that looks as though the colors are floating. Fire opals have a golden body color, and typically less of the multicolored play of light than other opals.
Opals’ play of color comes from tiny round silica grains inside the stone. When water with dissolved silica dries out, sometimes the silica forms a regular pattern that catches the light and reflects it back in a spectrum. This is why opals are relatively rare and why they are often found in deserts, like the ones in Australia and, to a lesser extent, Mexico.
Libra Birthstone Ring Designs
The ancient Romans thought that because it shows the colors of all other gemstones, opal had the magical powers of all other gemstones as well.
Durability - Opals are softer than many other precious gems, choose a setting that will protect the stone. Never put an opal in a steam or ultrasonic cleaner. Store opals by themselves, in their own box or bag, to keep them from being scratched.
- Victorian Era - Opals were one of Queen Victoria’s favorite gemstones. She regularly bought opal jewelry for her relatives, which helped dispel the superstition that opal is unlucky.
- Versatility - Because of their varied play of colors, opals will go with nearly any other type of jewelry and style.
Find The Perfect Engagement Ring
Vintage opal rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detail. If you’re looking for an opal ring with a sense of glamour and sophistication, explore our collection of Libra birthstone rings today.