If your birthday falls in the chilly eleventh month of the year, you can seek warmth in your beautiful November birthstone color Topaz. The rich, deep hue similar to maple syrup, clover honey or a fine golden tequila makes Topaz such a delicious and delightful stone.
Topaz can also be a gorgeous peach color called Imperial Topaz as shown above.
Impurities and treatments produce a variety of colors including wine red, pale gray, reddish-orange, pale green, and very rarely, pink.
Topaz is symbolic of the outdoors and is associated with the earth, our natural roots, planting and harvesting seasons, and the fertility of life.
It is a stone of generating abundance as you follow your highest and best path in life. Use it to inspire creativity and create with intention.
The ancient Greeks believed topaz increased physical strength and mental awareness. They carried it as a protective talisman.
Egyptians also used it to make amulets of protection. They associated topaz with Ra, the Sun god, believing it would afford them his protection.
Today, some people use topaz as a healing stone believing it can restore energy, release emotions, and uplift one's mood.
When I wanted to explore birthstone color, I knew just who to call on to write these articles -- Kimberlin Brown. an amazing jeweler who is inspired by the beauty of flora, fauna and the ocean's seascapes. All of her collections are created by hand in her New York City studio. Take a moment to pop over to her website to see her latest work -- kimberlinbrownjewelry.com. Kimberlin shaped the articles and I added my color expertise. We hope you enjoy the results.
Feature Image Credit: Manederequesens [CC BY-SA 4.0]
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