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Monday, November 03, 2014
Fall in Love with November's Birthstone Topaz
Fall in Love with Novembers Birthstone Topaz topaz-november-81As you walk through the autumn landscape of your town, you will see shades of reddish brown, golden yellow, and all variations of orange... not unlike November's own birthstone options: citrine and topaz.

While pure, genuine topaz is transparent or nearly colorless, it's the impurities in the gemstone that gives it the hues it is beloved for.

Indeed, orange topaz is sometimes referred to as "precious topaz," to give you a sense of the reverence given to it as a gem. Imperial topaz, meanwhile can be seen in rich golden browns and bright yellows. Sometimes topaz is treated with heat to bring out the natural coloring and give it an extra boost in yellow, or another dark rich color. Very rarely, you'll find pink topaz, which may be true pink or a pink-orange blend.

Mystic topaz is pure topaz with a thin layer of titanium placed at the bottom of the stone. This provides an iridescent rainbow of shine, from blues and green to warmer yellows.

You will never have to settle for one shade of topaz, since it comes in such a wide assortment of colors. Pick your favorite. You may be surprised to see what you think is topaz and learn it is instead citrine (which is in the quartz family). Come in today and we'll be able to provide you with a special piece of jewelry commemorating yours or a loved one's birth date in November; or if you hail from Utah, you may be interested to know, topaz is the official gemstone for that state.

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