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Topaz can be found all over the world including the various areas including the Ural and Ilmen mountains of Russia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico; Flinders Island, Australia; Nigeria, and the United States.
The name Topaz originated from the Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea, Topazios. Topaz has been known to signify many things; the ancient Greeks believed it gave them strength, the Europeans believed it had the power to break spells, and ancient Hindu mythology tells of Topaz as a way to lengthen your lifetime and provide increased intelligence.
Topaz is one of the stronger gemstones and is great for everyday wear. It looks great with black, grey, white, and tan colored outfits; it adds a great punch of color. This gemstone is a perfect match for those that like a big look without a big expense.
Topaz is most commonly found in the colorless variety, but colorful topaz is highly sought after and blue topaz, pink topaz, and sunny yellow topaz are just a few of the fabulous options that lovers of topaz have.
Topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine.
Cleaning & Care
Topaz can be cleaned at home with warm, soapy water. Topaz should not be cleaned with steam or an ultrasonic cleaner.
Colorless topaz is the most abundant and is often treated with radiation to create the desired blue topaz that many people know and love.
Scratch resistance through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.
The relation between the density of any substance and the density of water.
1.619 - 1.627
The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium.