Shades of yellow, honey and brown take centre stage in topaz. The Greeks believed topaz increased strength, while the Egyptians associated this honey toned gem with their Sun God.

Topaz has come to symbolize consistency, faithfulness and friendship. Topaz is also thought to have healing properties, treating respiratory disorders such as asthma.

  • Symbolism and meaning: Associated with loyalty, friendship and constancy.
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Birthstone: November
  • Mined in: Nigeria, Sri Lanka, China, Pakistan and Brazil
  • Derives from: India Sanskrit word, topas.