Origin: Skardu Pakistan
is the birthstone for the month of December, and the stone given in
celebration of the 4th and 19th anniversaries of marriage. Topaz is a
symbol of love and affection, and has been said to be an aid to ones
sweetness and disposition.
Topaz gets its name
from the Greek word topazion, which may originate from the Sanskrit
tapas, meaning, “fire.” The name might also come from the name of the
Egyptian island of topazos (now St Johns island) in the Red Sea. The
Latin writer Pliny the Elder used the island’s name for a yellowish
green stone found there, and it soon became the name for most yellow
stones. Topaz was once predominantly found there but is now also found
in Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Burma, and Mexico.