When December shows up, you certainly know Christmas is around the horizon, but to get you in the mood, we introduce you to the Topaz, the December Birthstone.
1. A Christmas Vibe Stone
Topaz is perfect all year round, but they give us Christmas Vibes due to their breathtaking blue colour that just syncs with the cold breeze of winter. It also has a vast colour spectrum, ranging from famous Swiss and London blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, brown and even brown saturations. Common natural Topaz gemstones in their pure natural states are colourless. Still, trace elements of impurities do tend to add colour to the gem, obtaining several varieties of colours. Topaz is mostly heat-treated or radiated to intensify its colour.
The colour types are typically identifiable by their hue names: blue Topaz, Pink Topaz, and so on—but there are a few unique trade names. The colour of Imperial Topaz ranges from medium reddish-orange to orange-red. This is one of the most valuable colours in the gem. Sherry topaz is a yellowish-brown to brownish orange Topaz called after the sherry wine. To differentiate them from the similarly coloured but less expensive citrine and smoky quartz, stones in this specific colour are mainly termed "Precious Topaz."
2. A Truly Special Stone
There is a universal belief that the Topaz is truly special. It is believed that Topaz gas has excellent benefits. Historically it was said that Topaz wearers benefited greatly from wearing the gemstone even without even realizing it. Its healing properties were its prime pride. Healers say, Topaz recharges and aligns the body, recharging and aligning the body and relaxing the soul and mind. Some also believe that Topaz attracts riches, health, and joy, which is beneficial to anybody who wears it, not only December Borns.
3. A Perfect Stone to Show Affection and Love
This exciting gemstone has had a variety of symbolic meanings since ancient times. While blue Topaz was once associated with protection in early human history, its significance in recent times has changed. Blue topaz is now connected with love and is often given as a token of affection.
4. Lovely for Marriage Anniversary
For all its breathtaking beauty, Natural Blue Topaz is the perfect gemstone in celebrating the 4th and 19th anniversary of marriage. One could opt for either the magnificent London Blue Topaz or the sensational bright Swiss Blue Topaz.