Wearing a November Birthstone

Topaz is the gem of the month. I’m sure you knew it was the birthstone for the month of November, but did you know that you can go to a few mines here in the South and dig for your own southern gems? Gems like ruby, topaz, turquoise, even diamonds are available for prospecting here in our southern United States. There are emerald mines in Hiddenite, NC, which is only an hours’ drive from Winstom-Salem and in Arkansas you might actually find a diamond. Some of these parks are open for your whole family to dig year round. Others are only open during the summer.

Topaz Gems

Here are a couple of other southern gems to model the colors of topaz for you.

Shades of Topaz

It’s amazing how we can find the truest colors of nature in the many shades of topaz. As you think of gifts for those with November birthdays, keep these shades in mind.  Pinks, blues, amber and browns are gorgeous shades to wear in the Fall.

Ruby Tunic with Leather Jacket

Topaz is beautifully represented with a ruby tunic, gray leggings and tan leather jacket.

Pale Pink Scarf

A pale pink scarf with blue and white make a great transition from summer to Fall; especially in the South where our summers last until late October.

Suede Vest

A suede vest for all occasions.

Suede Vest

A handful of leaves

The brown of the leaves, the blue skirt and pink scarf tie all the colors of topaz together.

Falling Leaves

A pile of leaves is tempting – no matter your age.

Ruby, Tan and Blue

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Add a sassy haircut and dangling earrings and you are ready for a November birthday party!

Light Brown Dress with Ankle Boots

A tan dress with ankle boots.

Tan dress with Denim Jacket

Add a denim jacket and you have two shades of topaz.

Wishing all those with November birthdays the happiest of celebrations!

Special thanks to my daughter, Amy and niece, Emily for modeling these pretty shades of topaz.

4 thoughts on “Wearing a November Birthstone

  1. What a fun post! I’m a November girl and love all colors of topaz, too. I think most modern day November birthstone rings substitute citrine for golden topaz, because most people wouldn’t be able to afford the real thing…Once upon a time, though, they actually used topaz.
    We actually have visited some of the U.S. mines you mentioned–the emerald one in North Carolina and one that you didn’t mention, a tourmaline mine in California, and my aunt used to live beside the diamond mine in Arkansas. They took many people there to visit. That one wasn’t one I wanted to play in…it was very dirty. They were fun trips!

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