Turquoise is Blue, too AND A Rarely Known December Birthstone

Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems. Archaeological excavations revealed that the rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet, and has long been considered a stone that guarantees health, good fortune, and protection […]

Here’s Your Christmas & Chanukah Things to Do!

Gaze at festive holiday light displays, go ice skating at Discovery Green, see a play or a concert, learn how to infuse alcohol, take your kids to take photos with Santa, paint a wooden dreidel, run in the Rudolph Run and more.   Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from […]

Tanzanite: An Alternative Birthstone for December Babies

“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” – Christian Dior Tanzanite Birthstone There are three birthstones for the month of December: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. All three of these stones are a deep blue color and have their own history and chemical composition. One of the more interesting of the three is […]

You Have a Blue Topaz. Now What?

As with all light colored gems, the value of the topaz increases with its intensity of color. Topaz has a definite sky-blue color and is uniform in color, often without overtones. While it is often pale, it can also be bright or sometimes even an intense blue. It can sometimes also have a slight gray […]

The Science of Topaz

Topaz also aids verbalization and is excellent for meditation and living according to your own aspirations and views. It helps you recognize truth and wisdom and where exactly you have strayed from your own truth. It is a great choice for the time when we want to understand our entire life, when we want to […]

What’s so Special About Topaz?

  All in all, topaz has been said to relieve greed, frenzies, insanity, hypocrisy, envy, intrigue, disease, injury, sudden death, sorcery, negative magic, lunacy and all disturbing emotions. It is said to soothe, heal, re-motivate, and bring the wearer strength, loyalty, beauty, protection, healing, weight loss, joy, generosity, abundance, wisdom, enlightenment, knowledge, good health, virtues […]

The Mystical Powers of Topaz

*The information provided here is for entertainment and reference purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, most of which came the birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors about before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information. For advice about any of the […]

So Much to do…So Little Time! Your Weekend Plans Are Here

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, 2017. Dust off your tacky holiday sweaters, watch the mayor light the massive tree at City Hall, shop for gifts, rock out at a concert, go to the theater, stuff your face […]

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Four

  Topaz is used to promote good fortune. In fact, it has been said that dreaming of topaz may indicate that good fortune is on its way. These dreams can also suggest love affairs.   Traditions hold that topaz bestowed many benefits upon its wearer. It would dispel cowardice, calm the temper, cure madness and […]

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Three

  In Africa, healing rituals with topaz are practiced to establish communion with the realm of the spirit. The Bushmen bring it to their shamanic work both for journeying, working with ancestors, and for healing, treat the stone as a highly sacred one.     Topaz was once was considered one of five elemental substances […]