Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Birthstone: Topaz


Topaz

     Although November's Birthstone comes in a variety of colors, Orange Topaz, also known as Precious Topaz, is the traditional November Birthstone.  It is the symbol of friendship and the state gemstone of Utah.  Topaz soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges, remotivates and aligns the meridians of the body - directing energy to where it is needed most.  Topaz promotes truth and forgiveness, brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health.  It promotes openness and honesty, self-realization and self-control.  It aids in problem-solving, assists in expressing ideas and stabilizes the emotions.  It is thought to aid in digestion, combat eating disorders, fortifies the nerves and stimulates the metabolism.

     Topaz typically crystallizes in granitic pegmatites or in vapor cavities in rhyolite lava flows like those at Topaz Mountain in western Utah.  It can be found in various areas including the Ural and Ilmen mountains of Russia, in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Germany, Norwa, Pakistan, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Nigeria and the US.







Formula: Al2SiO4(F,OH)2
Color: Colorless (if no impurities), blue, brown, orange, gray, 
yellow, green, pink and reddish pink
Hardness: 8

Solid 14kt Rose Gold Topaz and Diamonds

Super Teardrop ASTM F-138 Stainless Steel