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Birthstone of the Month | November

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Birthstone of the Month | November

Hello November, hello topaz!

Topaz, alongside citrine, is November's birthstone.

This beautiful gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors, from the golden and peach hues of the rare imperial topaz to the shades of blue of the more common topaz in the gemstone market.Lico Fine Jewelry November Birthstone Topaz

London blue topaz and imperial topaz 2 stone ring

The most common color of topaz is white or colorless. This color of topaz is often changed by a common treatment called irradiation. This treatment is used to turn colorless topaz into blue color topaz such as London blue and Swiss blue topaz. Natural blue topaz is extremely rare and is usually pale blue. Pink and violet topaz are also extremely rare to find in nature.

Topaz has a hardness of 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it the hardest silicate mineral which makes it an ideal gemstone to have set in any kind of jewelry.

Topaz attributes

Topaz is a mellow, empathic stone that directs energy to where it is needed the most. It soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges and aligns the meridians of the body.

Topaz has traditionally been known as the stone of love and good fortune, bringing successful attainment of goals. It is extremely supportive for affirmations, manifestations and visualization.

Activating and enhancing one's personal will.

Lico Fine Jewelry November Birthstone Topaz November

Imperial topaz crystal pendants available on my Etsy shop


Ring finger, solar plexus and brow chakra

Lico Fine Jewelry Topaz November Birthstone

Custom design ring with Sky blue topaz and pink tourmaline

Topaz origins

Most topaz come from Brazil, more specifically from the State of Minas Gerais in southern Brazil. The Ouro Preto and Capao mines have also been a very important source of yellow, pink and orange topaz crystals (imperial topaz).

A unique topaz project: Topaz and tanzanite ring for Taylor

Lico Fine Jewelry November Birthstone Topaz

I always love working for self purchasing clients and Taylor’s ring is no exception.

Taylor's wish was to have a right hand ring with a vibrant blue Swiss blue topaz. She wanted to include 2 smaller tanzanite's that were previously belonging to her sister.

On the back of her ring she wanted to include her initial, which is a personalized detail I often like to include when designing bespoke pieces.

I hope this short blog showed you some interesting information about topazes and gave you some appreciation and curiosity for them.

Do you dream of having a beautiful Topaz jewelry piece? Get in touch with me at for more information.

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