Topaz’s name is derived from the Greek word ‘Topazos’ which means ‘green gemstone. Topaz forms one of the foundations for the 12 gates of the sacred city of New Jerusalem known for 2000 years. Topaz is a fluorine aluminum silicate. It comes in various colors like yellow-brown, flax, yellow, honey-yellow, green, red, brown, blue, pink, and light blue and sometimes it has no color at all but the most commonly found is yellow.
It protects the wearer against sadness, fear, enemies, anger, and sudden death, it is believed that. It is a symbol of beauty and grandeur but topaz is attributed to have a cooling, styptic, and appetizing effect.
Varieties of Topaz
Wine, pale gray, yellow, blue brown, and reddish-orange are the colors of typical topaz. To transparent, it can also be made pale green, gold, white, blue, reddish-yellow, pink, or opaque.
The traditional November birthstone and is also known as the symbol of friendship is Orange topaz.
Pink, yellow, or pink-orange is the color of imperial topaz. A bright yellow to a deep golden hue, sometimes even violet are the colors of Brazilian Imperial Topaz. To make them gold, violet, bright yellow, or pink many brown or pale topazes are treated. On exposure to sunlight for an extended period of time, some imperial topaz stones can become paler. Due to the rich shade of golden orange-yellow, the imperial topaz is considered one of the most valuable types of Topaz.
A naturally occurring blue topaz is quite rare. To produce a more desired darker blue color, the material is heat-treated.
Mystic topaz is artificially coated giving it the preferred rainbow effect and it is a colorless topaz.
From the jewelry trade point of view, Topaz Stone is quite an exotic stone. Topaz is a hard gemstone and its hardness also increases its tendency to break. Therefore it is typically used for those kinds of jewelry that will not be knocked around or come in contact with hard surfaces or water. Topaz is preferred for making brooches, earrings, and pendants as a gemstone as this kind of jewelry will undergo less wear and tear and thus will be less prone to breakage.
Tips on Topaz
Be sure to enquire about the origin of the stone while buying the topaz. If exposed to sunlight for a long time then some topaz that is founded in Russia tend to lose color.
While wearing a topaz ring care should be taken. Being a hard gemstone as it can break easily so one should avoid hitting the stone directly.
For Topaz jewelry, the signature color is yellow topaz. It is recommended for people born in the month of November.
To clean Topaz Birthstone and Topaz jewelry, a soft damp cloth is the best way to clean.
At selected outlets, custom-made designer pieces of Topaz jewelry are available. A fine piece of customized jewelry is good enough to make your friends envy those stunning pieces on you if you have the luxury of money.