The name is derived from the Ancient Sanskrit word “tapas” meaning fire. It is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka and Australia. Topaz is one of the harder gemstones which means it is safe from every day wear and tear however as with any gems will need to take care to prevent hard knocks. The durability allows the gem to be cut in different cuts and shapes.
The colours are tones of light blues, yellow and colourless the beautifulness of the stone is thought to bring loyalty, strength and friendship into your life. The yellow colour is mostly associated with topaz all topaz are reasonably priced however the yellow with brownish hues are the most expensive of all.
Topaz is a popular gemstone in jewellery making and high amongst fashionable jewellery and worn by those that are wanting to make a statement ensuring their jewellery is unique.
Topaz is the birthstone for November and thought in Middle Ages to heal both physical and mental disorders.
Topaz is a durable gemstone however it will need some looking after to ensure that it is kept looking its best. Topaz jewellery should be stored in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching and damage. Soap and liquid cleaners should be avoided as these may cause topaz stones to become dull. Harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach or chlorine may cause erosion to topaz stones so these should be avoided. To clean topaz jewellery rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft jewellery cloth.