November - Topaz Jewellery
NOVEMBER - TOPAZ
The gemstone of November, the topaz, gets its name from the Sanskrit word meaning "fire". Topaz can be colourless, but if it has chromium in its makeup, it can be pink or red. It can be other colors, too. Topaz comes in a variety of sizes, from small slivers all the way up to a 600 pound rock that was found in Brazil. Even so, the mineral is rare, and thus precious. It is also one of the hardest of the gemstones. the Ancient greeks called the Topaz the 'Stone of Strength'. During medieval times the topaz the topaz was thought to heal both physcial and mental disorders.