Posted on 1st Dec 2011 @ 8:36 AM
Just because your birthday is in December doesn’t mean you have to have a “Blue Christmas.”
While listening to Elvis croon the song is a tradition for many during the holiday season, for December babies blue is the color that can make them shine. Pair the December birthstone of blue topaz with gold jewelry from Sarraf.com and they will definitely think of the season as bright.
Topaz should be bright since it is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” which means fire. However, ancient civilizations thought blue topaz has cooling powers. Ancient peoples believed it could heal insanity, asthma, weak vision and insomnia. They even thought in threatening situations, it could make the wearer invisible.
The hardest of the silicate minerals, pure Topaz is colorless. Small changes of elements in the stone result in colors, such as blue, pale green, pink, red and yellow. Whether a natural or man-made heat source is used, topaz gets a blue hue when heated. London Blue, Sky and Swiss are the three shades of blue topaz.
Topaz is found in several countries, including the United States. It’s the perfect gift for one half of a couple to another because it symbolizes love and fidelity.