November's Birthstone: The Topaz

November's Birthstone: The Topaz

November Birthstone - The Topaz

Those born in November are lucky enough to have the topaz as their birthstone. This captivating gemstone is full of character: available in a variety of colours and steeped in history and symbolism.

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Where is Topaz found?

One of the main sources of topaz is the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, where it has been mined for over two centuries. The area is known for its high-quality imperial topaz, which exhibits a vivid orange to pinkish-red colour.

Other major sources include Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Namibia and Myanmar. It's important to note that the quality and characteristics of topaz can vary significantly based on the location of its discovery. The colour, clarity, and size of topaz gemstones can differ from one source to another, making each region's topaz unique and prized for specific attributes.

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The meaning of Topaz

Throughout its rich history, the topaz has been associated with various symbolic meanings, from strength and protection to love and affection. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. From the 1300s to the 1600s, Europeans thought it could thwart magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty and intelligence.

Caring for Topaz

To keep topaz jewellery looking its best, it's essential to clean it regularly with a mild detergent and a soft brush. Avoid exposing topaz to extreme heat or prolonged sunlight, as this can cause color changes. Our team are happy to assist further if you have any questions.