by John Brana November 21, 2018
Blue topaz is the official birthstone for the month of December, and a talisman for the Sagittarius sign. It is also significant for marriage anniversaries, as a suggested gemstone for the 4th, 19th, and 23rd year. The term “topaz” actually means fire and comes from Sanskrit. The most famous topaz gemstone was actually colorless and was initially purchased to be a diamond. This 1680 carat stone is referred to as the “Braganza Diamond” and is set in the Portuguese Crown Jewels.
John S Brana, based in San Francisco, is the founder of John S Brana Handmade Jewelry with over two decades of expertise in crafting distinctive handcrafted pieces. Transitioning from a finance and banking career in 2004, John manages everything from design to marketing. His modern, urban-inspired creations have graced fashion editorials, resonating with stylish, adventurous enthusiasts who value exquisite craftsmanship and luxury. Every piece narrates a distinct tale, mirroring the wearer's individuality.
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