December’s birthstone is Swiss Blue Topaz. Swiss Blue Topaz is one of the most popular gemstones in the world, and is known as the “Soothing Stone”. Topaz can be found in many colors, but the blue color is the most admired amongst the Topaz family because of its striking color of pacific blue, blue-grey, and maya blue coloring.
Topaz is one of the Earth’s hardest naturally occurring gemstones. It develops a crystal mineral in various granite rocks and lava flows. Natural Topaz is usually colorless; however, due to the presence of iron and chromium, impurities cause variations in color which range from yellow, grey, green, violet and pink. The blue coloring is caused by radiation and heat. The most common places where Topaz can be naturally found are Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Japan, Brazil, Czech Republic - and sometimes Texas, Utah, and Mexico.
Swiss Blue Topaz is a highly beneficial stone for those who want to build their confidence and is thought to help those who wear it physically, psychologically and emotionally. Swiss Blue Topaz symbolizes honesty, clarity and deep emotional attachment. It helps repair the digestive tract and helps those who struggle with eating disorders and a sense of taste. It’s known as the stone of love, affection and good fortune. It will help the wearer have a sweet disposition by releasing tensions in your mind, heart and body.
We can include a Swiss Blue Topaz stone in any piece of PaulaMax jewelry. Be sure to browse through our collection and get what you need for someone who has a December birthday, anniversary, honorable moment, or for someone who wants to wear the “Soothing Stone” all year long!