November Birthstone: Topaz
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The Egyptians wore topaz as an amulet to protect them from injury. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz could increase strength in the wearer. In Rome, topaz was said to improve eyesight by soaking the gem in wine for three nights and then rubbing the stone on one's eyes. In the middle ages, people believed that topaz could cure physical and mental ailments and prevent death and was used as an ingredient in potions.
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