Ah topaz. What a beautiful stone. When most people think of topaz they think of that beautiful bright blue. Actually topaz comes in a myriad of colours; from yellow/orange hues which is called Imperial Topaz because it’s rare to pink, purple and green!
Topaz is a great choice for everyday jewellery because it measures 8 on the MOHS scale, only one point below sapphire and ruby.
The Egyptians believed that topaz was coloured with the golden glow of the sun god Ra.
The ancient Greeks believed that it had the power to increase one’s strength and make its wearer invisible in cases of emergency.
The Romans associated topaz with Jupiter, who is also the god of the sun.
In the 19th century, pink topaz was discovered in Russia. The gemstone was so coveted that only the Czar, his family, and those he gave it to were allowed ownership.
So if you are a November baby or just love topaz, why not head over to my catalogue to see what topaz jewellery you could add to your collection!