November Birthstone – Topaz
were commonly called topaz in ancient times. The name may be derived from the Sanskrit word tapas which means “fire”. Fine topaz actually occurs in colorless crystals, as well as pink, blue, green and a “sherry” color.
In ancient times, a figure of a falcon would be carved on topaz in order to help the wearer acquire the goodwill of kings, princes and magnates. The Greeks used topaz to help give them strength.
The most important color variety of topaz is a range of yellow and brown gems. These are mined chiefly at Ouro Preto, but since they are mined by hand, the stones are scarce.
Show her how precious she is, with precious topaz jewelry.