A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used as a gem.
It is a transparent gem. Wine-yellow colored topaz is the most precious one. Other colors which exists in topaz are white, blue, brown, orange, and pink. Blue colored topaz is the birthstone for the month of December.
A very hard and lovely mineral that has been known and valued both in ancient and modern times. Topaz naturally comes in yellow, brown, red, pink, and colorless varieties, but is also available in modern times in several shades of blue through treatment with irradiation. Ancient legends associated topaz with several different 'sungods', dispelling of enchantments, and improving eyesight, as well as crediting it with the ability to change colors in the presence of poisons.
A very hard, brilliant gemstone that occurs in a broad range of colors, including brown, yellow, blue and pink. In jewelry terms, "smoky" topaz and some types of blue topaz are actually forms of quartz. Topaz measures an 8 on the Mohs hardness scale and is recognized as the birthstone for November.
Topaz is a stone which occurs in many colors, including blue, green, yellow, pink, brown and clear; it is often treated with heat to develop it into a rich “Tiffany” blue color. The most valuable topaz is "Imperial" topaz with a golden yellow to orange color. Although it is a hard stone, topaz can be susceptible to breaking. Topaz is sought after for many reasons, as it is lustrous, has double refraction and a strong hue.
A fluosilicate of aluminum that occurs in rhombohedral crystals and is used as a gemstone. Although it is a hard stone, topaz can be susceptible to breaking. According to some, the name is from Topazos, a small island in the Red Sea, where the Romans obtained a stone which they called by this name, but which is now called chrysolite. Topaz is sought after because it is lustrous, has double refraction and a strong hue. It may be found in many colors, such as blue, brown, clear, green, orange, pink, red, yellow, white. The most valuable topaz is "Imperial" topaz with a golden yellow to orange color. The most popular color is an enhanced blue treated with heat to develop it into a rich “Tiffany” blue color which resembles aquamarine, but is more affordable. (see blue topaz rings )Yellow quartz is sometimes called topaz, but is considered "false topaz". True topaz is said to be the symbol of love and affection to act as a protector by making the wearer invisible in emergencies. Topaz is the birthstone for November.
A yellowish transparent mineral. Topaz helps to overcome stress and soothes nerves thereby helping one to achieve a deeper sleep. It is also good for colds and flu. Strengthens blood vessels, improves blood circulation, varicose veins, sense of taste. Good for liver trouble. Improves the intellect, develops psychic abilities, calms both mind and body.
(13th century) A usually yellow to brownish-yellow transparent gemstone. The stones of this most typical colour of topaz are sometimes referred to as "golden topaz" or "sherry topaz", but other colours such as pink or "imperial topaz", blue and colourless are fairly common. In earlier times the name topaz mainly referred to a gemstone now called olivine extracted on an island then known as Topazos or St. John in the Red Sea. It was probably also given to other yellow stones which were indistinguishable from one another without adequate knowledge of chemistry and mineralogy.
Topaz (aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide) is a very hard gemstone that ranges in color from brown, to yellow to blue to pink. Pink topaz is usually created by irradiating common yellow topaz. Other colors are often created by heat-treating and/or irradiating topaz. Imperial topaz is golden orange-yellow topaz; it is the most valuable topaz Topaz has a hardness of 8 and a specific gravity of 3.5-3.6. Topaz may have been named for the legendary Topasos Island in the Red Sea.
Topaz, director Alfred Hitchcock's 51st movie, filmed between 1968 and 1969, was adapted from the book Topaz (ISBN 0-553-23547-8) by Leon Uris. It is a Cold War and spy story with about a dozen fairly major characters, none of whom are acting with a real heroic impulse.
Topaz is a thriller novel written by Leon Uris and published in 1967. The Cold War-era story concerns an alleged plot between the Russians and Cubans, and a spy ring with connections to both. It also speaks about the Russian infiltrations into the French intelligence.
Topaz is a Jazz-Funk group from Texas. Topaz McGarrigle got his start playing saxophone on the streets of downtown Austin, TX. Topaz continued his musical aspriations in London during high school in the height of the acid-jazz scene.
The topaz is a projective stone and is the stone of the ancient Egyptian sun god Ra. It is a protective stone and is used to relieve rheumatism and arthritis as well as to regulate the digestive system. Wearing a topaz draws love. People born in the month of November will be drawn to this stone.