What is the birthstone for November? 30th October 2019 – Posted in: Blog – Tags: artisan jewellery, Christmas gifts 2019, gifts for her, Handmade gifts, November Birthstone, Topaz, Topaz Jewellery, Unique gifts 2019
Topaz is the Birthstone for November.
Topaz is the most valuable when it is found in shades of deep golden yellow or pink, blue and green topaz are also popular. The rarest Topaz is a natural pink shade, most pink topaz that you see would have been a heat-treated yellow material. The Pink coloured Topaz was originally discovered in Russia, in the 19th century.
In Ancient Greece they believed that the Topaz would inhibit the power to increase one’s strength during times of trouble. Topaz is traditionally given as gifts for the 4th and 23rd wedding anniversaries. Blue shades of Topaz are given for the 4th year and imperial Topaz is reserved for the 23rd year. It was believed that when Topaz was worn in a necklace, it will drive away any sadness from the wearer and strengthen their intellect.
Where Does Topaz Come From?
Topaz can be found in Brazil, Germany, Sri Lanka, Russia and Nigeria. Russia is the main source of the Pink Topaz. Topaz is formed by fluorine-bearing vapours given off during the last stages of the crystallisation of igneous rocks.
The word ‘Topaz’ is thought to have derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Tapas’ meaning fire. The ancient Greeks also believed that the Topaz, when worn, would make the wearer invisible in times of danger. It was also believed that if you reduced the Topaz to powder and put it in wine, it could be used as a cure for insomnia, asthma, burns and haemorrhage. Topaz was also used to detect whether food or drink has been poisoned, by placing Topaz in the food/drink it was believed to change colour is poison is present.
What Is The Zodiac Sign For November?
Scorpio is the zodiac sign for November born babies. Scorpio’s are typically thought of as brave, passionate and resourceful. Scorpio’s are assertive, and this drives their passion, they’re determined to always research situations to find the truth, for this reason, they make great leaders. Scorpios generally hate dishonesty, they can be very jealous and suspicious, they are also very good at keeping secrets.
Scorpio is related to colours such as blood red, crimson, black, maroon, burgundy and other intense colours in this range. The colours relate to a transformation.
Celebrities that are Scorpio include: Matthew McConaughey, Hilary Clinton, Katy Perry, Drake and Jeffree Star.