Recent Posts About Topaz

November Birthstone – Topaz, Citrine

November 18, 2016

Topaz is #8 on the Mohs scale, and toughness is poor due to cleavage. Sources are Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar(Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and United States. The topaz name came from Topazios, the old Greek name for an island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad. The island never produced topaz, but …

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The 12 Birthstones

November 12, 2016

January Almandine/Garnet February Amethyst/Quartz March Aquamarine/Beryl April Diamond May Emerald/Beryl June Alexandrite, Pearl, Moonstone July Ruby/Corundum August Spinel, Peridot, Sardonyx September Sapphire/Corundum October Opal, Tourmaline, Rose zircon November Topaz, Citrine December Turquoise, Blue zircon, and Tanzanite

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