Topaz: November birthstone gift ideas
Sophisticated topazes are the birthstones of those born in November.
They're also very durable gems which come at a relatively low cost, making them perfect for hard-wearing everyday pieces.
From left to right: pendant £139, Ruby and Oscar; earrings £48, Shyla
In its natural state, topaz takes a sophisticated and unique yellow to brown colour, perfect for grown-up jewellery that stuns without being too flashy, demonstrated by these smoky-brown topaz pieces.
From left to right: bracelet £75, Auree; earrings £495, Melissa Joy Manning; necklace £3,080, Ippolita
The lighter yellow and clear colours occur naturally and can form the base for pretty, delicate pieces like Ippolita’s barely-there necklace or Melissa Joy Manning’s cascade earrings.
From left to right: ring £1,850, Pomellato; Annoushka, single earring, £495
Increasingly, jewellery designers treat the gem so it takes on the popular vivid blue colour we see in Pomellato’s ring or Annoushka’s striking singe beetle earring. These fun, bright blue hues make the topaz more of a wearable statement piece, bringing a little colour to both day and night ensembles.
by Isabelle Stuart