Birthday Gemstone #11

It was my birthday this weekend and I am reflecting on my birthstone, the Topaz. Some topaz fun facts:shapeimage_1

  • it’s available in almost every colour although the warm tones (yellow-red) are most common
  • the purest form is clear
  • scores .8 on the Moh’s scale of hardness (that means it’s quite hard)
  • may have been first discovered on St. John’s island in the Red Sea
  • can be found as large as boulders
  • commonly found near granite
  • facilitates the balance of emotions and provides protection from greed

The other gemstone for November is the Citrine and offers the following healing powers:

  • supports vitality and health
  • encourages guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer

Thank you American Gem Society! And happy birthday to all the November babies out there!