November birthstone

“Who first comes to this world below
With drear November’s fog and snow,
Should prize the topaz’s amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.”

Topaz is the November birthstone.  Here it is described with an “amber hue” but it can also be brown, clear, red-pink, green, or blue.

I like to use the blue stones in my work – Swiss Blue or London Blue mostly.  London Blue is darker and more inky, but Swiss Blue is so bright and cheerful!

In her book “The Crystal Bible” Judy Hall says “Topaz helps you to discover your own inner riches. It makes you feel confident and philanthropic, wanting to share your good fortune and spread sunshine all around.  Negativity does not survive around joyful Topaz.” 

Whether because of its bright, happy appearance or because of its empowering properties it’s a really popular choice in the shop with customers and the team – Charlotte wears a Swiss Blue large Husk ring, Bec wears a London Blue Husk ring, and Lili wants both! My favourite at the moment is the Snowball ring (pictured below).

What do you think?


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