December’s Birthstone, the Topaz
What is the birthstone of December?
Decmeber Birthstone Topaz Initial Necklace for all those born in the depths of the winter. There are in fact three precious gemstones that share the title of the December birthstone; Zircon, Blue Topaz and Turquoise. Each of these three are still commonly used as birthstones, although Topaz has become the standout favourite due to its value and depth of colour.
The meaning of the word Topaz
The name Topaz is from the Sanskrit word “tapaz,” meaning fire. The cooling blue of the topaz ‘fire’ was believed to have the ability to cool boiling waters and to have the same effect of boiling tempers too. The stone was believed to be able to cure insanity, asthma, weak vision and insomnia.
To wear Topaz will bestow the wearer with love and promise fidelity
Topaz is said to be the perfect stone for intellectuals, as it promotes higher thought and cognition. This is a wonderful stone for those born in the winter months, with its light blue colouring reminiscent of walks across the snow, with icicles all around. Brrrr!
A personalised necklace for the most loved one in your life. A gift of meaning and love with the Topaz Initial Necklace. The perfect treat this Christmas. Give a token of love.
If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate’er you do.
Taken from Gregorian Birthstone Poems