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Swiss Blue Topaz Gemstone Information
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Topaz is the gemstone representing the 4th and 19th wedding anniversaries. The name topaz comes from Topazios; an island in the Red Sea. In 15th century Rome, topaz was used to detect poisons, calm anger, and break spells. Christian's believed topaz stood for uprightness; and to Hindu's, topaz worn above the heart prevented thirst and assured long life, beauty, and intelligence. The Greek's felt topaz gave them strength and was used as an amulet against harm.


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Refractive Index 1.619-1.627
Hardness = 8 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =3.53
Species - Topaz
Optic Character - Double Refraction.
Phenomena - Chatoyancy

Ultrasonic: Never use.
Steamer: Never use.
Heat: Poor; color change may occur with heat
Chemicals that harm: affected very slightly


Crystal Structure
Swiss blue topaz cyrstal image.
Crystal system: Orthorhombic, prisms with multi faceted ends.

Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Myanmar, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
Common Cut Examples.
Brilliant cut swiss blue topaz.
Round cut.
Emerald cut swiss blue topaz.
Emerald cut.
Oval shape swiss blue topaz.
Oval shape.
Pear shape swiss blue topaz.
Pear shape.
Heart shape swiss blue topaz.
Heart shape.
Princess cut swiss blue topaz.
Princess cut.
Step cut.

Marquise cut swiss blue topaz.
Marquise cut.
Trillion cut swiss blue topaz.
Trillion cut.

Antique cut swiss blue topaz.

Antique cushion swiss blue topaz.
Antique Cushion.

Straight baguette swiss blue topaz.
Straight baguette.

Tapered baguette swiss blue topaz.
Tapered baguette.
Hexagon cut faceted.
Square Cabochon.
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Half Moon swiss blue topaz.
Moon shape
Pear shape cabochon swiss blue topaz.
Pear shape cabochon.
Oval cabochon swiss blue topaz.
Oval shape cabochon.


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