The Imperial Topaz: November

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.
IMPERIAL TOPAZ
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.

Sweden's Queen Sylvia wears the Pink Topaz necklace formerly given to MARIA PAVLOVNA by her father TSAR PAUL I in 1804 when she married the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.Eisenach
Sweden’s Queen Sylvia wears the Pink Topaz necklace formerly given to MARIA PAVLOVNA by her father TSAR PAUL I in 1804 when she married the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.Eisenach

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.topaz-yellow

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.

Worl'd pargeste Blue Topaz photo provided by the jewelleryblog.com
The Ostro Stone: World’s largest  Blue Topaz photo provided by the jewelleryblog.com

Imperial  Topaz: Pink, Orange and Red Topaz

Imperial Topaz Shades Photo by Robert Waeldon
Imperial Topaz Shades Photo by Robert Waeldon

Cool Blue Topaz

Treated Blue Topaz. Photo by Wimon Manorotkul
Treated Blue Topaz. Photo by Wimon Manorotkul

vanig4At 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.
A personal invitation from Vanig.
Lorne Park Jewellery Store, 1107 Lorne Park Road, Mississauga,ON, Canada.
Tel: 905-891-0001 email: info @lorneparkjewellers.ca
website: lorneparkjewellers.ca
Diamond Engagement Rings www.engagementringsstore.ca
cja_logoCANADIAN Mined Diamonds
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
Take confidence in knowing that every diamond engagement ring we sell is certified and appraised by a third-party (CJA).

Advertisements

One thought on “The Imperial Topaz: November

  1. wow very beautiful stones, it is very attractive and most valuable thing, thank you so much for publishing this post and sharing information with us , i enjoyed very much by reading this post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s