The birthstone for November is Topaz,
Happy Birthday all you November born people.
Who first comes to this world below
With drear November’s fog and snow,
Should prize the Topaz’s amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.
Pure topaz is transparent and colourless but is more usually found tinted by impurities; commonly topaz is wine, yellow, pale gray, reddish-orange, or blue brown. It can also be made white, pale green, blue, gold, pink (rare), reddish-yellow.
Topaz is found in mountains of Russia, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Italy, Pakistan, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Mexico, Australia and the United States.
The most esteemed colour of topaz is called Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a glorious orange body colour with pinkish undertones.
This gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the person wearing it.