Topaz of the best known gemstones. In fact, its name is so popular that most of the owners of a citrine claim to own a Topaz. The name is believed to have derived from the Greek word topazos, the ancient name for St. John's Island in the Red Sea, or from the Sanskrit tapas meaning "fire".
Topaz can also be colorless, pink, blue, green, orange or brown (Imperial Topaz, pictured above) and . . . a color variation called "Mystic" Topaz. The unique appearance of Mystic Topaz is a result of treatment. Topaz is a beautiful gemstone with many color variations . . . and we carry all of these colors.
Red and intense pink are the most rare and most desirable colors for Topaz. A gem with these colors will command a relatively high price. Bright orange color Topaz, also known as Imperial Topaz, falls into the moderate price range and is easier to find. Blue Topaz, having a low to moderate price range, is very popular, because a variety of shades, sizes and shapes are available.
The true determinant for the evaluation of this precious stone will be the wearer's preference. The intensity of color and the clarity of the stone will contribute to the value of topaz as well, and should never be neglected.
There are distinct hues of Blue Topaz, which arise as a result of the different treatments. The most usual colors are known as "London Blue", "Swiss Blue" and "Sky Blue". These colors were listed in order from the deepest to the palest colors.
Topaz is composed of Aluminium Fluosilicate, the fluorine (F) and the hydroxyl (OH) can partly replace each other.