Topaz was thought to fuel matters of the heart, inspire courage, increase intuition and sharpen wit. It is believed to sweeten dreams and dispositions. The gemstone of friendship, topaz reveals the gracious and charismatic gualities of those who wear it.
A November birthstone is recognized as a gift for the 23rd wedding anniversary, symbolizing love, truth and devotion. Topaz comes in a variety of colors with the rarest being natural pink, red and fine golden orange. Intense fiery-golden imperial topaz in medium to large sizes is considered the most valuable. The abundance of blue topaz makes it the most affordable.
Colorless topaz is routinely heated and irradiated to produce blue, red or green color. Topaz in yellow and orange is occasionally irradiated to intensify color. Brown topaz is not commonly enhanced. Although topaz is hard, it cleaves and a sudden impact can cause a break . Ask your jeweler for details on cleaning and care.
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