BLUE SWISS TOPAZ

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Product: Natural Topaz, Shape: Round, Colour: Blue, Size: 10.00 mm, Weight: 3.85 carats, Clarity: No visible inclusions, Treatment: Treated, Origin: Brazil

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Swiss Blue Topaz is obtained by treating white topaz, it does not exist in nature in the form in which it is known. All varieties of blue topaz are obtained by a technical procedure of processing white topaz.

Topaz, also called "Saxon diamond" (from the Saxons) with the orthorhombic crystallisation system, is a mineral of the gemstone category with the chemical composition Al2SiO4(OH, F)2. Hydroxyl ions (-OH) can combine with different concentrations of fluorides, which results in the large number of varieties of topaz. Topaz changes colour to greenish-brown or reddish by gamma irradiation, electron bombardment or heating. Although it has a hardness of 8 it has a good cleavage (splits easily) which makes it difficult to process.

It occurs in the characteristic form of prismatic crystallization or as a lumpy mass. Frequently associated with beryl, tourmaline and apatite in an acidic granite or pegmatite magmatic rock, it can also be found in metamorphic gneissic rocks (Brazil). Other places where topaz has been found include the Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Mexico, the USA, Sri Lanka, Burma and Pakistan. In the past, topazes were found in Germany's Saxony on the Snail Mountain in Vogtland, from where polished topazes from the time of August the Hard were found, which today are kept in the "Green Room" in Dresden and in the English Crown.

Topaz is frequently used as a valuable gemstone. The largest topaz found to date is a 271 kg crystal, and the largest worked (polished) topaz weighs 4.2 kg.

According to accounts by the Roman naturalist Plinius, the mineral's name comes from the island 'Topazos' in the Red Sea. In fact no topaz was found there, but olivine, with which it was confused. Another source of the name comes from a Sanskrit word tapas meaning 'fire'. In 1740 there was a topaz fixed in the Portuguese crown, it was named "Diamant de Braganza" and believed to be a diamond.

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Stone type
Natural Topaz
Shape
Round
Colour
Blue
Stone size mm
9.90-10.00
Weight carat
3.60
Stone Clarity
Eye clean
Treatment
Improvement treatment
Source
Brazil
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