The Scorpio Birthstone and for 4th and 19th Wedding Anniversary jewelry

Who first comes to this world below
In dreary November's fog and snow,
Should prize the topaz amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.

What is Topaz?
What exactly is Topaz? Learn about the gem before you buy Topaz jewelry. The definition of a Topaz is as follows:

  • The word Topaz is derived from Topazos, a small island in the Red Sea, where the Romans obtained a stone which they called by this name

  • It is a mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades and opaque

  • Like diamonds, gemstones are graded by color, cut, clarity and carat weight

  • The crystal structure of the Topaz (aluminum fluor-silicate) is orthorhombic

  • It is nearly impossible to tell  topaz from the cheaper cut citrine with the naked eye

The Colors of Topaz
Topaz come in a wide range of natural colors and shades. Pure topaz is colorless, but it also occurs in a broad range of colors including yellow, blue, pink, peach, gold, green, red, and brown. Color is mainly caused by the gemstones's selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color. In gemstones, color consists of three components:

  • Hue - the first impression of the color
  • Tone - the lightness or darkness of color ranging from light to medium to dark
  • Saturation - the intensity of a gemstone's color which is measured from dull to strong to vivid

Birthstone Facts and Information about Topaz
The following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Topaz:

  • The Topaz is the birthstone of the month of November
  • It is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 19th year of marriage
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Scorpio dates: October 24 - November 22
  • Scorpio - The Eighth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Scorpion
  • Ruling Planet of Scorpio: Pluto
  • Alternate Birthstones of Scorpio: Beryl, Amethyst,  Aquamarine, Tourmaline and Opals

Symbolism, Significance and Properties of Topaz
The properties with which the Topaz, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, is associated are as follows:

  • Constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and friendship

  • Strength, releasing tension and balancing emotions

Healing Properties of the Topaz
The healing properties of the Scorpio birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

  • Sanity, asthma, gout, blood disorders

  • Tuberculosis and insomnia.

Topaz Jewelry
Topaz jewelry is extremely popular especially for those nearest and dearest. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Topaz is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Pluto with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem. Learn about the gem before you buy Topaz jewelry. All different types of jewelry containing Topaz are available including:

  • Rings

  • Brooches

  • Pins

  • Cufflinks

  • Bracelets

  • Pendants

  • Earrings

  • Necklaces

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