Gemstones Uncovered: Topaz

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The word Topaz comes from the island of Topazos in the Red Sea, where the Romans first discovered pieces of this stone. It is a mineral that is naturally occurring in rhombic prisms and comes in a few shades, discussed below. It is also designated as the birthstone of November, and the Wedding anniversary gemstone.

The ancient Egyptians said that topaz was colored by the (more…)

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