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Birthstone Guide for November – Topaz

The birthstone for November is the topaz. On the Delicate Dreams website you’ll find a varied selection of Sterling Silver jewellery featuring the sky blue topaz stone, but did you know that topaz doesn’t just come in a light shade of blue?

In fact, the topaz stone is more typically a brown, orange or red colour, but can also come in shades of pink, purple, blue, yellow and green. It’s also possible to get colourless topaz, which is usually treated to give it the blue colour that you’ll see in cheap topaz jewellery. Here are a few more things that you might not know about the topaz stone:

Where is topaz found?

Topaz can be found in a wide variety of locations including Mexico, Nigeria, Madagascar and parts of Thailand.

Often, topaz comes in very large quantities weighing kilograms, and the red and orange topaz stones are typically the most expensive. Blue and green stones are usually amongst the least valuable, which is why we’re able to feature topaz in our Sterling Silver jewellery including our contemporary topaz squiggle earrings, which are amongst our most popular items.

What does topaz symbolise?

Particularly in Indian cultures, a topaz stone is said to promote intelligence, long life and beauty. The November birthstone is more commonly said to promote happiness and to help to balance emotions and to remove feelings of tension and stress. It’s seen to be the ‘calming’ stone.

Why not consider these heart-shaped topaz studs as a gift for somebody that was born in November?