Topaz is the November Birthstone and the Sagittarius Zodiac stone. Blue topaz has been considered a valid alternate birthstone for December, and is given on the 4th anniversary. Golden topaz is given on the 23rd anniversary. Topaz is associated with the values of strength, wisdom, and courage.
Topaz is a common gemstone that has been used for centuries in jewelry. Its golden brown to yellow color is classic but is confused with the less valuable citrine, which is sometimes wrongly sold under the name topaz. The blue topaz that is often confused with aquamarine is rarely natural and is produced by irradiating and then heating clear crystals.
Topaz may be colorless, yellow, orange, red, blue and green.
For more information on topaz, see the topaz page.