The November birthstone, the best birthstone in my humble opinion (because I was born in November), is Topaz. Besides having a cool name, Topaz also has been attributed with many powers over the centuries. Some believe that Topaz gives increased intellect and strength.
The Ancient Egyptians realized the value of Topaz and believed that the gemstones golden hue was created by Ra, the sun-god. The stunning November birthstone is also typically said to greatly improve relationships, both between friends and lovers.
This traditional poem articulates some of the classic attributes of Topaz:
“Who first comes to this world below
In dreary November’s fog and snow,
Should prize the topaz amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.”
If you are November-born, like myself, then I am sure that you enjoy the unique topaz gemstone. One of my favorite topaz gifts is my November birthstone rosary. A November birthstone rosary is a great way of getting your loved one something personal and important, as hopefully the rosary will bring them to a greater love of Christ. If you would like to learn more about birthstones or rosaries, then please see the Birthstone Rosaries Guide. Do you have any beloved birthstone jewelry?