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Topaz

Honey yellow. Fiery orange. Cyclamen pink. Icy blue. In warm or cool tones, topaz is a lustrous and brilliant gem.

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Reddish Pleochroism

Topaz’s reddish pleochroic color often appears at the ends of cut gems.

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Prized Color

Rich reddish orange is one of this gem's most coveted colors.

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Long Oval

Because topaz crystals are typically elongated, polished gems are often cut long.

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Columnar Crystal

This topaz crystal has a columnar prism with a “chisel-like” termination.

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Basal Cleavage

Parallel to the base of the crystal are weaker bonds between the atoms.

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Imperial

The color the trade calls imperial topaz is highly prized and very rare.

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The “Alice” drop earrings feature imperial topaz, amethyst, aquamarine, green and pink tourmaline, morganite and diamond set in 18K white gold.
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