topaz birth stone

November Birthstone


"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."

November Birthstone - Properties of the Topaz
For those who were born in the month of November the Topaz is the traditional birthstone. The November birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Topaz is associated - constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.

The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the November Birthstone Topaz are strength, releasing tension and balancing emotions. The healing properties of the November birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to  sanity, asthma, gout, blood disorders, tuberculosis and insomnia. The Topaz is also used to enhance spiritual rejuvenation and feelings of happiness.

November Birthstone - Where are Topaz found?
The popular November Birthstone of the Topaz is found in the following countries:

  • Brazil, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and China.

November Birthstone - the Color of the Topaz
The Topaz is commonly colorless, also light to medium blue, violet yellow, pink, peach, gold, green, red and brown. Topaz with Orange-red and pink colors are rare and most valuable.

Definition of the Topaz, the November Birthstone
Definition of Topaz, the November birth stone: 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. A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. The crystal structure of the Topaz (aluminum fluor-silicate) , the November birthstone, is orthorhombic.

November Birth stone - the History of the Topaz
For those who were born in the month of November the Topaz is the traditional birthstone. The history, myths, legends and folklore surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been handed down through the ages and from different civilisations. This subject has been documented separately in the History of Birthstones section which can be accessed by the link at the top of the page.

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