Topaz in Jewelry: Topaz naturally occurs in a variety of colors! There are many names such as mystic topaz, imperial topaz, and precious topaz. Orange topaz is the traditional birthstone for the month of November while blue topaz is the traditional birthstone for December. Blue topaz is the state gem for Texas in the United States. Natural blue topaz is considered rare. Topaz is the perfect present for the months of November and December!
Legend and Lore: The name topaz, meaning fire, comes in a range of colors. Pink and red topaz were used in the 18th and 19th century (Russian Czarinas Century) which is why this variety is known as imperial topaz. During the middle ages people thought that topaz could prevent death. The Egyptians wore topaz in amulets as a form of protection from injuries. This mystical stone was used to increase strength to the Greeks. What a mighty gem this is!
Gemstone Formation: Topaz is such a beautiful gem that is known for its different varieties. Topaz is heated and cooled in the cavities of volcanoes. Topaz colors vary based on the amount of heat the gem undergoes. This precious gem is a silicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine.
Revealed by Man: This diverse gemstone is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Russia. The gem is mined and then packaged and shipped off to jewelers that turn this gem to a true beauty that anyone and everyone can wear!
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of topaz and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.