Topaz is the birthstone for November and is available in a rich variety of colours.
The most prized Imperial Topaz is often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species.
It was named Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones.
The very popular Blue Topaz come in the varieties, Sky, Swiss and London Blue, distinguishing between three very different colour shades. London blue being the most intense blue as seen below.