We are still in the early days of November, and for those whose birthday falls in this month, it is officially Topaz Season. According to the American Gem Society, topaz is the November birthstone, infused with unique healing energies. Deriving its name from the ancient Greek name for St. John’s Island in the Red Sea ‘topazios’, topaz is often recognised as the symbol of strength and intelligence.
Widely available in the hues of yellow, various experiments can render the gemstone a slight pink, wine-red, green, and blue colour. The most valuable hues range from brownish orange to an exclusive yellow hue, some even featuring a vibrant orange hue with a light pink undertone called ‘imperial topaz’. Although blue topaz may be the most abundant one in the market, we rarely see a natural one. A pure topaz is monochrome but can be tinted by impurities to capture any colour of the rainbow.
From Bulgari to Cartier, some of the leading fine jewellery brands incorporate topaz in exquisite creations. Check out our list of different ways you could style the November birthstone.
This elegant butterfly ring from Tiffany & Co.’s brand-new Love Bugs collection brings a contemporary touch to the hand. Inspired by a wild urban garden, the Blue Topaz Butterfly Ring adds an 18-carat blue topaz and 18k rose gold to an adorable butterfly creation, resonating with the beauty of nature. Gazing over this uniquely crafted treasure, there is no doubt that it’s enough to bring sparkle to any occasion.
Want to feel like a Queen? Cartier’s high jewellery necklace is certainly the one. The French luxury brand’s 172 years of craftsmanship are truly reflected on this creation, featuring a bold and sensual design. The necklace (price on request) boasts a 15.43 carat cushion-shaped step-cut Imperial topaz, along with a 2.78 carat dark yellowish-brown 12 briolette-cut diamond, brilliant-cut diamond, maquette-cut coloured sapphires, obsidian, onyx, and black lacquer. A piece of grand jewellery for a grand occasion.
We love that Gucci always comes up with an edgy way to rock contemporary jewellery. The Italian brand brings an archival reprisal from the house’s signature 70s style on this Double G Charm Bracelet mounted with mother of pearl, blue topaz, and turquoise-coloured resin. The creation does not only bring a modern twist to the classic double G design, but also reflects the wild, free-spirited era.
If you are into coloured gemstones, then Bulgari’s Allegra ring might be the perfect piece for you. This two-band piece is made 18 kt yellow gold set with pink tourmaline, peridot, blue topaz, and pavé diamonds. The noticeable topaz makes this piece stand out for us this November. The versatile look of the ring makes it one-of-a-kind.
The month of November also means a number of wedding celebrations. We suggest investing in pieces that can be worn even after the festivities are over, and these Topaz and Sapphire earrings by Gehna Jewellers fit the bill perfectly. The earrings are made in 18k gold, studded with diamonds, yellow topaz, and blue sapphires, perfect for both winter brunch or a friend’s nuptials.
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