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White 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.
Loose genuine white Signity topaz.
Signity
Genuine Machine Cut.

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
White topaz crystal.
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.
Brilliant cut white topaz.
Brilliant cut.
Oval shape white topaz.
Oval shape.

Pear shape white topaz.
Pear Shape.
 

Marquise cut white topaz.
Marquise cut.

Princess cut white topaz.
Princess cut.
 
 
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