Topaz is November's birthstone
Topazes come in a wide range of colors. Many of them are golden; some are pink, green, or colorless.
In ancient Egypt the topaz's golden glow was said to come from the sun god Ra, and the stone was supposedly a powerful amulet against harm. Other legends proclaimed that a topaz cleared people's thinking, increased strength, and warned of poisoned food or drink. It supposedly cured insomnia and asthma, and stopped bleeding.