November’s Birthstone – Topaz

nov. stoneThe beautiful soft brown colour of November’s gem belittles this truly versatile stone. Considered impure, as true topaz is colourless, the brown topaz is  said to sooth, heal, stimulate, recharge, and aligns the meridians of the body; directing energy to where it is needed most.  It promotes truth and forgiveness; brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health.  It is thought to be a stone of love and good fortune.  It releases tension, inducing relaxation promotes openness and honesty, self-realisation and self-control. It aids problem-solving and assists in expressing ideas. Stabilises the emotions, making you receptive to love from all sources.



Properties of Topaz

Energy: Projective

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Deity: Ra

Associated Metal: Gold

Associated Stone: Tiger’s Eye

Magical Association: Protection, healing, weight-loss, money, love.


November Birthstone Poem.

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.


More information on the properties, history and use of topaz:


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to November’s Birthstone – Topaz

  1. When I was a kid, I was upset because I liked rubies better ( all the stories had treasures comprising of diamonds and rubies remember?) But as I got older I began to appreciate its fiery look and the fact that it matches autumn leaves perfectly.

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