Someone will call Topaz the king of semi-precious stones and, perhaps, will be right.
Topaz was first discovered on the island of Topazios in the Red sea, where, probably, the mineral got its name. According to another version, the name of the stone comes from the word "tapas", which translated from Sanskrit means "fire».
Topaz is the hardest mineral in its class. Has a strong glass Shine with a pearlescent sheen.
Topaz crystal can have a variety of colors: there are stones of blue shades, blue Topaz, pink Topaz. However, under prolonged exposure to sunlight stones lose color, so the minerals found at the surface of the earth, usually almost colorless. Due to the variety of colors and low cost Topaz are very popular among jewelers.
The most expensive are natural Topaz saturated pink and purple tones. Blue, yellow, Golden-brown stones are also appreciated.
In jewelry most often use Topaz diamond and emerald cut. Large collectibles on the market come in the form of cabochons or completely untreated.
How to keep
Jewelry is primarily jewelry. You need to treat them gently to avoid mechanical damage and to cherish. They should be removed during sports, exercise, steam baths and saunas. To part with the decoration and needed during execution of the work on the house.
Jewelry should be protected from mechanical impacts. They lead to the emergence of many microcreping on the surface of the precious metal from which the product loses its luster.
Every time you remove the decoration, it should be cleaned especially microfiber cloth. If it was not, fit a cloth of flannel or suede.
Topaz is a dense stone and will not cause much trouble to the owner. You just need to Polish jewelry, removing from their surface plaque and dirt. You can polish it with suede or cloth.