Calling all November babies: it’s officially topaz season.
As the rain clouds start to drift away and cooler temperatures grace the city’s streets, November brings with it a relaxed air, as we begin to look forward to the festive season. According to the American Gem Society, alongside citrine, topaz is the November birthstone, noted for its calming, creative, and healing energies.
A gemstone that has long been said to soothe angry tempers (and even shoo away haunting nightmares), the topaz gemstone actually owes its title to the ancient Greek name for St. John’s Island in the Red Sea, Topazios. Many moons ago, yellow stones were famously mined here, to which topaz became the tag; yet we know today that the topaz gemstone can actually be found in many different colours. Pure topaz is entirely colourless, whilst precious topaz can range from orange to yellow, and the most valuable imperial topaz features a vibrant pinkish orange shade. Blue topaz is the most common but also amongst the most popular in jewellery boxes today.
In keeping with the cool winds, hues, and vibes we’re intercepting this month, we’ve put together a few different ways to rock the delicate blue November birthstone. Believed to bring warmth and good fortune to those who wear it, consider these your stylish excuses to sparkle a little this season.
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Annoushka Crown White Gold Topaz Cocktail Ring
A ring fit for a queen, this beautifully intricate Annoushka Crown White Gold Topaz Cocktail Ring (THB 306,400) is the most regal way to wear blue topaz this season. Both vivid sky blue and London blue topaz gemstones with a total weight of 8.09ct lie delicately encased within a fretwork of 1.19ct white diamonds in the piece. The limited edition statement ring was inspired by the jeweller’s mother and her love of statement jewels, and indeed the diamond detailing inspires an air of vintage flair. An elegant option for the elegant lady, to accompany her to all her dinners and soirees this month.
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Pomellato Earring Bahia
Think young and fun colourful gemstones, and Pomellato will always spring to mind. Truly putting a topaz statement in ‘statement earrings’, this eye-catching Pomellato Earring Bahia (approx. THB 357, 615) is made for exciting November nights. The rose gold earrings feature powerfully large and irregular blue London topaz gemstones, set together with piercing pink sapphires. Part of the nature-inspired Bahia collection, the earrings are designed to evoke memories of the sea and the tropics, and truly, we couldn’t think of a better beach party or resort lounge look.
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Tiffany & Co. Paloma’s Sugar Stacks Pendant
For those who prefer to turn the volume down on loud statement jewellery, this Tiffany & Co. Paloma’s Sugar Stacks Pendant (approx. THB 23,085) is a beautiful way to pay tribute to the November birthstone in your everyday wear. The 18k gold pendant is fitted with a delicate blue topaz stone, in an original design by Paloma Picasso. Classy and sophisticated, the gemstone is the star of this piece, and fits preciously into any stylish ensemble – from the 9 am office meeting to the 8 pm evening gala.
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John Hardy Classic Chain Station Bracelet
Another accessory that is easy and casual to wear every day, this John Hardy Classic Chain Station Bracelet (THB 29, 515) features both pave London blue topaz and pave Swiss blue topaz on a sterling silver bracelet. Mixing cuts, shapes, and shades, the gemstones add an alluring raw texture and dimension, making for a strong wrist companion that can easily be worn alone or with other bracelets. For all those times you want to add a subtle pop of colour to your silver jewellery, or for all those times you want to infuse a playfulness to a classic chain design.
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Gucci Double G Flower Choker
Quite possibly the most punk rock way to wear blue topaz this month, this Gucci Double G Flower Choker (approx. THB 37,904) is for all the November babies with an edge. The Italian brand’s classic Double G motif appears along the sterling silver choker, separated by delicate bright blue topaz, mother of pearl, and turquoise-coloured flowers. The silver accessory comes with an aged finish, boasting something of a 1980s rock concert, or a 2018 Coachella vibe. A charming embrace of the free spirited nature of all those born in November.
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