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Topaz is the birthstone of November

01.11.2022 10:00

Topaz is the birthstone of November

The legends

Like most gemstones, there are many legends and beliefs around topaz. In ancient Greece, it was believed that it had magical properties. Topaz jewelry was supposed to increase the strength of its wearer. In addition, the stone was once thought to change color if a topaz ring, for example, was placed next to a poisoned food or drink. The ancient Egyptians believed that topaz was colored by the sun god Ra. Beliefs in ancient Rome as well as in South Asia are similar. Proof of this is the very origin of the word "topaz". In Sanskrit it means "fire". Yogis often use topaz during meditation. It is believed that it increases one's ability to connect with higher powers.

According to some cultures, topaz jewelry symbolizes boundless love and a promise of fidelity. This makes a topaz ring a suitable gift for an anniversary or a wedding proposal. In its yellow variety, this stone is associated with abundance and prosperity because of the connection of color with the sun that helps the crops grow. It is believed that blue topaz improves mental harmony and awakens creativity, and the green topaz purifies the soul. In the folk tradition around the world there are beliefs that a person who wears jewelry with yellow topaz is usually optimistic and can boast of a harmonious mood. According to others, jewelry with topaz has the power to drive away evil eyes and protect from bad eyes and black magic.

Hard as topaz, colored as topaz

Topaz is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. The only harder ones are Diamond, Corundum and Chrysoberyl. Another typical feature is the variety of colors. In its natural state, topaz is usually colorless, pale yellow or brown. The abundance of orange, red, pink, blue and green shades is often created by different processing techniques, although they are also found in nature, but far less often. After yellow topaz, blue topaz is the most common.

Topaz jewelry care

As mentioned, topaz is one of the hardest stones in the world. However, this does not make him invulnerable. To maintain the shine and quality of your topaz jewelry, it is important to take care of it. The most important thing is not to store them with other stones, so that they do not scratch, and so that they do not scratch your other jewelry.

Keep in mind that hardness makes topaz vulnerable to impact or falling. In addition, it is good to avoid exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures - do not wear jewelry with topaz on the beach, for example.

Cleaning is performed with warm water, gentle dish-washing soap and a soft microfiber cloth. The use of chemicals is absolutely forbidden! It is advisable to wait before putting on topaz jewelry after using cosmetics or perfume.

It is good once or twice a year to wear your highest quality jewelry to a professional for cleaning and treatment.


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