BLUE TOPAZ - Birthstone for November
Where did the name Blue Topaz come from? There are differing ideas about the origin of the name Topaz. Some believe it is named after the island of Topazios (now called Zabargad) in the Red Sea, which means 'to seek". Others believe it comes from the ancient Indian Sanskrit word tapas meaning fire. Topaz comes in a range of colours, including colourless (white), yellow, orange, red-brown, light to dark blue, pink to red, violet and light green.
Why Blue Topaz? Blue Topaz is said to stimulate our ability to learn and to think through complex concepts and ideas. It helps to calm the mind and support general health of the neck and throat.