Topaz

Characteristics

The Topaz color range is from grayish blue, vivid blue to light blue with a beautiful vitreous luster.
A Sky Topaz could look similar to an Aquamarine or a Zircon.
Topaz is the birthstone of November.  

Origin

Mexico, Norway, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA

History

The natural color of Blue Topaz is colorless. In the trade the blue hues are known as: London – deep blue with a slight green tone, Swiss – highly saturated vivid medium blue, Sky – bright light-blue. The most valuable color is a yellowish- orange variety also known as Imperial Topaz. Was said to have healing and protective properties. Also known as the stone of Jupiter and therefore stone of wisdom and power. The name Topaz comes from Topazios, the old Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad. (The island never produced Topaz, but it was once a source of Peridot, which was confused with Topaz before the development of modern mineralogy). Some scholars trace the origin back to Sanskrit (an ancient language of India) and the word topas or tapaz, meaning “fire”.

Color Story

Breeze, Caribbean, Candy

Care Recommendations

Care must be taken during polishing and setting due to cleavage. Clean with warm water and soap. Do not use ultrasonic and steam cleaning.