Composed of fluorine, aluminum, and silica, topaz is known as the birthstone for the month of November. Primarily found in Sri Lanka – but mined in places far and wide such as Italy, Brazil, Nigeria, Norway, and many more – topaz comes in an array of colors, most notably yellow or blue. Because of their rarity, red and pink topaz hold the highest market value.
“Topaz is traditionally the birthstone of November and a symbol of friendship. There is no other month as perfect as November to treat yourself or your friends to topaz jewelry,” expands Layna Friedman of the Alan Friedman Company, Beverly Hills. “It is, undoubtedly, the most exquisite and beautiful way to express your love and gratitude. Topaz is a very hard and rare silicate mineral that comes in multitude of colors. The pure, colorless, and transparent topaz are a fun and affordable alternative to white diamonds.”
Rumored to contain rays of the sun, topaz has been used by astrologers and people who associate crystals with healing for centuries. It is suggested to be utilized when one needs inner peace and calmness, and is labeled as bringing happiness to all who wear it or come in contact with it. Additionally, it is claimed that depression, worrisome behavior, and regretfulness subside when you keep topaz near. If you’re struggling with a fever, memory loss, insomnia, a cold, indigestion, or aggressive behavior, it is said to aid in reversing those issues as well. Which is great for November especially, as the weather changes we experience this time of year hold the ability to cause many issues to your immune system.
All of these benefits and more are what make November babies so lucky to call topaz their own. And if you know someone born in this month, it’s a great time to shop around and get them something unique to their birthday. “It is an absolutely gorgeous stone that can be set in designs such as stud earrings with a halo of white stones (the all-time classic design), friendship rings, and /or pendant necklaces,” suggests Friedman. Consider it a small gesture that will make you stand out amongst the crowd for noting the importance of when your loved one was born.
Make your November brilliantly special for you and your friends with a topaz.
Meredith has spent her life pin balling across America. She is often referred to as an entrepreneur, photographer, writer, and multi-media maven. She would label herself “butcher,” “baker,” and “candlestick maker.” (Hint: One of these is not true.) You can find her random musings and love letters to her cat Schmidt on Twitter and Instagram.