Stone of November: the Fire Topaz
For this month, we have chosen Topaz. Its specific characteristics make it a perfect stone for creating refined jewels.
It takes its name from the island in the Red Sea on which it was found the first time, but its particularities have made it famous worldwide. Linked to the Sanskrit term "fire," it has been associated since ancient times with beneficial effects for health and the cure of anxiety states. For the Egyptians, it was a stone linked to the cult of Ra, god of the sun, and was considered helpful to protect from fevers.
The Topaz can be found in multiple colors, making the stone a unique piece to wear.
The photo shows a Madera Topaz, mounted in 8kt yellow gold, with handmade wire processing by the Biscioni Laboratory.
The largest blue Topaz in the world is permanently exhibited at the Natural History Museum in London.
The history of Biscioni Gioielli started in 1871, and it's a tale about tradition and craftsmanship, intertwined to form a design whose contours are the same as the Florence skyline.
In a market-oriented foreign production, Biscioni Gioielli still crafts its jewels in its artisan workshop on Ponte Vecchio, faithful to its Italian excellence roots.
Jewels are the opportunity to hold a dream in your hands, wear it, and recognize it in the admiring gaze of those who see it—a hidden yet full of meanings treasure.