November has two birthstones, Topaz and Citrine. The November birthstone Topaz is a silicate (salt) made of aluminum and fluorine. Topaz is one of the hardest natural minerals available with a Mohs hardness scale rating of an 8. With such a high hardness rating, transparency, and diversity of colors, this beautiful stone is one of the most popular gemstones in the industry.
Where Does the Name Topaz Come From?
The name “topaz” comes from the Greek word “topazos” meaning “to seek.” Topazos is the name of an island in the Red Sea that was difficult to locate, and the residence a beautiful, transparent yellow stone that was mined in ancient times. A Parisian jeweler discovered in 1750 that yellow topaz turns pink when exposure to heat. Ever since this discovery, this technique has been extensively applied to topaz for various colors and proves that all pink topaz is heat-treated.
Find Your Perfect November Birthstone Topaz Jewelry Piece
At Joseph’s Jewelry, we carry numerous elegant topaz pieces catering to every budget, and desired style. We are here to help residents in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie to find your perfect jewelry piece, complete a jewelry set, or make a custom jewelry design as unique as you are! We will also repair and restore your jewelry pieces and watches whether or not they were purchased through us.
Come in anytime to check out our unique diamond rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and Citizen Eco Drive watches in stock for a celebration, last-minute gift, or spontaneous surprise.