When you step into the world of Topaz, it's easy to get lost in the beauty. This stunning mineral is composed of aluminum, silicon, & gaseous elements. Most Topaz is naturally colorless (known as 'white' Topaz') but it is also found in a range of different colors. Rare and valuable Topaz has natural pink & red tones, these colors are received from trace elements of chromium - this is also the cause for violet/purple tones. Imperial Topaz, known for its reddish/orangey color, is also very common and one of the most valuable on the market.
Over the years, blue Topaz has climbed its way into the spotlight, and today has become the most popular color for Topaz. Natural blue Topaz is very pale in color, but safe and common heat & radiation treatment gives the gem a striking darker color; this process was discovered in the 1960's. The stone is irradiated - turning it brown, then heated to turn the stone from brown to a stable blue hue. This gem ranks a hardness of 8 on the MOH's scale; which makes this a very suitable stone for jewelry.
One of the biggest sources for fine-quality Topaz is produced in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. Other sources come from, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Mexico & more. Topaz has even been found here in the United States; New Hampshire, Texas, Colorado, & Utah.
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Here at Touchstone, we've created this graceful Heartfelt Collection specifically for October to show that our hearts are with you during Breast Cancer awareness month. The beautiful blush pink druzy jewelry collection is specifically created to be a supportive and commemorative gesture to those who are now and have had struggles with cancer in the past.
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