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London Blue Topaz Gemstone Information
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Topaz is the gemstone representing the 4th and 19th wedding anniversaries. The name topaz comes from Topazios; an island in the Red Sea. In 15th century Rome, topaz was used to detect poisons, calm anger, and break spells. Christian's believed topaz stood for uprightness; and to Hindu's, topaz worn above the heart prevented thirst and assured long life, beauty, and intelligence. The Greek's felt topaz gave them strength and was used as an amulet against harm.
 

ENHANCEMENT CODE R
Click to view AGTA code.

PROPERTIES
Refractive Index 1.619-1.627
Hardness = 8 (Moh's Scale).
Specific Gravity =3.53
Species - Topaz.
Optic Character - Double Refraction.
Phenomena - Chatoyancy.


WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Never use.
Steamer: Never use.
Heat: Poor; color change may occur with heat.
Chemicals that harm: affected very slightly.

 


Crystal Structure
London blue topaz crystal image.
Crystal system: Orthorhombic, prisms with multi faceted ends.

MAJOR SOURCES
Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Myanmar, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Birthstones
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
Common Cut Examples.

Round brilliant cut london blue topaz.
Round cut.
 

Emerald cut london blue topaz.
Emerald cut.

Oval shape london blue topaz.
Oval shape.

Pear shape london blue topaz.
Pear shape.

Heart shape london blue topaz.
Heart shape.

Princess cut london blue topaz.
Princess cut.
Step cut.

Marquise cut london blue topaz.
Marquise cut.
 

Trillion cut london blue topaz.
Trillion cut.

Antique cut london blue topaz.
Antique.

Antique cushion london blue topaz.
Antique Cushion.
 

Straight baguette london blue topaz.
Straight baguette.

Tapered baguette london blue topaz.
Tapered baguette.

Round cabochon london blue topaz.
Round shape cabochon.

Pear shape cabochon london blue topaz.
Pear shape cabochon.
 

Oval cabochon london blue topaz.
Oval shape cabochon.

 


 

 
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