Topaz

Found in Brazil, Sri Lanka and Australia, topaz is one of the harder gemstones meaning it can be worn every day. Typically in hues of light blue, the sophisticated gemstone can also be seen in yellow, pink, colourless, sherry topaz (light brown) and on rare occasions, red. Taking its name from the ancient word 'tapas' meaning fire; this gem is suitable for any cut due to its hardness. Topaz is an extremely beautiful stone, with its light blue sparkle it is the perfect stone to be worn every day, it is believed to bring loyalty, strength and friendship into your life.

Birthstone: November
Moh hardness: 8 (1 softest to 10 hardest)

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Topaz care

Topaz is a durable gemstone however it will need some looking after to ensure that it is kept looking its best. Topaz jewellery should be stored in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching and damage. Soap and liquid cleaners should be avoided as these may cause topaz stones to become dull. Harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach or chlorine may cause erosion to topaz stones so these should be avoided. To clean topaz jewellery rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft jewellery cloth.