November is another month where we celebrate with twins:- Topaz and Citrine as this month’s birthstones.
Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years for its beauty. All yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Often confused with the citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown). As you may well know, quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species. The hardness (mohs) of a topaz is rated as an 8. A diamond is 10 mohs.
The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent deep orange colour. The Czars were the only ones allowed to wear the Imperial” pink topaz.
A 22,893 carat golden yellow topaz is the largest cut topaz in the world with 172 facets, and is currently in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian Museum This huge gemstone was found in the mines of Minas Gerais, Brazil in 1988.
The Ostro Stone
The Largest 9,381 carats blue topaz went on display on the London Museum of Natural History on Oct 18, 2016. This gem was found in the rain forest of South America in 1986.It was kept under wraps for over 3 decades by Max Ostro. Upon his death, Max’s son Maurice brought this gem to the London museum for everyone to enjoy.
Imperial Topaz: Pink, Orange and Red Topaz
Cool Blue Topaz
At Lorne Park Jewellers, our quality gem stones have all been professionally graded. LPJ has an onsite Certified Gemologist (Vanig). Your diamond or any stone is of the highest quality at Lorne Park Jewellers.
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