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Imperial Topaz

Topaz actually has an exceptionally wide colour range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Colourless topaz is plentiful and is often treated to give it a blue colour. Topaz is also pleochroic, meaning that the gem can show different colours in different crystal directions. Imperial topaz is a medium reddish-orange to orange-red.

So far, commercial deposits of imperial topaz are found in a single area of the world: Ouro Prêto in Brazil.

Most authorities agree that 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 topaz or topaz, meaning “fire.”

Facts:

  • Mohs Hardness: 8
  • Specific gravity: 3.53 g/cm³
  • Mineral: Topaz
Topaz actually has an exceptionally wide colour range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Colourless topaz is... read more »
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Imperial Topaz

Topaz actually has an exceptionally wide colour range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Colourless topaz is plentiful and is often treated to give it a blue colour. Topaz is also pleochroic, meaning that the gem can show different colours in different crystal directions. Imperial topaz is a medium reddish-orange to orange-red.

So far, commercial deposits of imperial topaz are found in a single area of the world: Ouro Prêto in Brazil.

Most authorities agree that 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 topaz or topaz, meaning “fire.”

Facts:

  • Mohs Hardness: 8
  • Specific gravity: 3.53 g/cm³
  • Mineral: Topaz
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