November Birthstone: Topaz

Topaz is a gemstone steeped in history, appearing as far back as biblical texts, and was considered by the ancient Egyptians to be closely connected to the sun god, Ra, based on its vibrant yellow colouring.

Topaz can be found in a wide spectrum of colours

Topaz can be found in a wide spectrum of colours

The early yellow stones thought to be topaz were, in fact, most likely not, but rather citrine (November’s second birthstone), chrysolite or zircon. We now know that the bright November birthstone comes in a spectrum of breathtaking colours. The most precious and highly prized of these is the deep, sunset tinted Imperial Topaz which was, for years, only allowed to be worn and owned by members of the royal family.

Imperial Topaz from Ouro Preto, Brazil.

The highly prized Imperial Topaz from Ouro Preto, Brazil.

To date, topaz has been found across the world from Pakistan to Brazil, Australia and Mexico. This gorgeous and popular stone is actually crystal clear in its purest form, but, poetically, gains its colour and lustre from ‘impurities’.

Spiritually, topaz is considered to aid in communication and self-expression, making it popular among the creative communities, and has been used in traditional medicine to treat asthma and even quick tempers. It was also considered by the Europeans during the Middle Ages to have the power to break magical spells.

Today, topaz is traditionally given as a gift to celebrate the fourth wedding anniversary, and is a firm favourite among our Bounty Candle customers!

Whether you’re a November baby or just adore Topaz, we’re sure you’ll love discovering a piece of GENUINE Topaz jewellery inside your Bounty Candle or Bounty Melt this month!

Below are some pieces that can be discovered this month:

Are you a November baby? Do you love Topaz? Let us know in the comments below!

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Comments

  1. Caroline Hawley - 4th November 2016 @ 8:10 pm

    I am a November baby. Scorpio birth sign. Passionate, sometimes quick to temper. Love the birthstone.

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