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Topaz birthstone November

November’s birthstone

Each month of the year has its own gemstone. According to history there are many theories and we even find different birthstones for the same month. The list of birthstones we are the most acquainted with is the modern list of birthstones, it is far removed from this historical or mythical connotations.  This list was created in 1912 as a sales gimmick and some of the original gemstones were replaced by more accessible and saleable.

Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich variety of colors, from various shades of blue to yellows and peach.  Blue is the most commen of the colours found in the Topaz birthstone of Novemeber and peach the most precious.  In the image above, are a pair of striking silver earrings set with large pear drop shaped blue topaz. The setting has a drilled pattern to allow light to filter through and illuminate the topaz gemstones from the back.

For more info on Topaz click on the link for the International coloured gemstone association.

The Georgian calendar even has a poem dedicated to each gemstone of each month:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]By her who in this month (January) is born
No gem save garnets should be worn.
They will ensure her constancy,
True friendship, and fidelity.

The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind.
Freedom from passion and from care,
If an amethyst they will wear.

Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a bloodstone to their grave.

She who from April dates her years
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.

Who first beholds the light of day
In spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.

Who comes with summer to this earth,
And owes to June her hour of birth,
With ring of agate on her hand
Can health, wealth, and long life command.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The glowing ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they’ll be exempt and free
From love’s doubts and anxiety.

Wear a sardonyx or for thee,
No conjugal felicity;
The August-born without this stone,
`t Is said, must live unloved and lone.

A maiden born when September leaves
Are rustling in September’s breeze,
A sapphire on her brow should bind
`Twill cure diseases of the mind.

October’s child is born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know,
But lay an opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.

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.

If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whatever you do.

topaz birthstone for November

Elegant handmade blue topaz drop earrings in silver.

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