6 Facts You Should Know About Topaz

  • Many people think of topaz as a blue gemstone, but it also comes in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, and brown.

  • Topaz is the birthstone for the month of November.

  • Imperial topaz is a reddish orange to orange-red, and is very expensive.

  • Sherry topaz is yellowish brown to orange. It is often called “precious” to tell it apart from other, less expensive stones that are a similar color.

  • Topaz rates 8.0 on the mohs hardness scale, making it well-suited to be worn in jewellery.
     
  • The colour of topaz changes as you turn it. A deeper reddish color is often visible at the ends of elongated cut shapes.

June 24, 2014 by Perrine Comeille
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