Imperial Topaz or Precious Topaz is the traditional birthstone for the month of November with an affordable alternative being Citrine.
Imperial Topaz is also known as "Precious Topaz". It's the most sought after natural Topaz. Considered to be the color of the setting sun, Imperial Topaz gets its name from the Russian Tsars of the 17th century. This is because the stars claimed exclusive rights to the pinkish-orange Topaz gemstone that were mined in Russia. Imperial Topaz is less common than other types of naturally occurring Topaz, which makes it more valuable.