Topaz gemstone is available in a wide color range including various tones of blue, yellow, green, orange, pink, red, and purple. It is very common to find colorless Topaz but is often treated to give it a blue color. It has the feature that can show different colors in different crystal direction. Precious Topaz is the birthstone of “November” while blue Topaz is the birthstone of December. Imperial topaz is the gem of the 23rd anniversary and blue topaz is the gem of the 4th anniversary.
The word Topaz comes from a small island in the Red Sea called Topazos. Romans found the golden stones there which were named as Topazos but later they realized that they were Peridot Gemstones and not the Topaz. Topaz means “Fire” in Sanskrit. The topaz is a durable and hard gemstone since it ranks 8 on the Moh’s Scale of hardness. So topaz is a perfect choice of gemstone for everyday wear jewelry.
History: Greeks believed that these gemstones could increase the strength of the wearer and provide guidance to their hardship. Romans used Topaz to increase their eyesight while Egyptians used to wear Topaz to protect them from injury. Topaz symbolizes faithfulness, devotion, commitment, and friendship. So it is a perfect gift for a wedding anniversary.
Color: The most famous colors of Topaz are orangy red to red but blue topaz is available easily.
Clarity: Topaz which is used in jewelry is usually eye clean with no visible inclusions.
Cut: Topaz is cut as oval or pear to improve yield.
Carat Weight; Topaz is usually found as large crystals but it can yield sizable cut gems.
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