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Mineral: topaz
Gem: guerro topaz
Cut: mini-whirlpool cut
Origin: Texas
General Info: The name Topaz is thought to be derived from the name Topazion, the old name for the island of Zebergit (St. Thomas Island) in the Red Sea. The Sanskrit word "Tapas" means "fire".
Additional Information
A mini-whirlpool cut stone (by author) from a small pale crystal found in Texas. It is sometimes called "guerro" topaz or even champaigne topaz if a bit lighter.

"mini" whirlpool refers to fewer facets but the same general pattern.