Topaz of any type is an excellent jewelry stone due to its hardness (8 on the Mohs scale) and high refractive index. Topaz is also available in numerous cuts and sizes all at affordable prices.
What Colors and Varieties of Topaz Exist?
Topaz comes in many colors, including clear, brown, yellow, orange, red, pink and blue. The blue topaz, with a pale to a medium blue color created by irradiation, can be found in huge sizes at affordable prices. The excellent golden-yellow variety, known as imperial topaz, is relatively scarce and very collectible.
Why is Topaz so Popular?
Topaz is indeed one of the most popular gems frequently used in gemstone rings, and it is very well suited for all other types of gemstone jewelry, including gemstone earrings, pins. The reason for this is that it is relatively inexpensive and has excellent durability.
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