Topaz: Shades of Color

Topaz comes in a variety of colors and you are sure to find one you like. You probably think topaz is blue or even yellow, but there are also green, red, pink and brown topazes. Since very few colored topaz are naturally occurring, they must be heat-treated to draw out the color. The most popular blue topaz is almost always heat-treated because there are few locations where naturally occurring blue stones are mined. England, Scotland and Ireland are the only places they can be found. So, if you find a natural blue topaz ring, you are going to pay dearly for it but it is worth it.topaz-necklace

Topaz is the birthstone for November. Topaz ring choices are abundant for birthstone jewelry since you have so many colors to choose from. If you want to get away from the more common yellows and blues, pink topaz earrings make a nice birthday present for you or for someone else.

Of course, you don’t have to be born in November to enjoy the beauty of a topaz. This is a versatile gemstone that everyone can wear. It is relatively easy to care for since it rates an 8 on the hardness scale. It can be cracked, but normal daily wear should be fine. Normal cleaning practices are also okay. So enjoy your colored topaz ring or your dressier blue topaz necklace with diamonds. They are meant to be worn and admired.

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