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mineral data

Mineral: topaz
Gem: sunstone
Cut: rectangular step cut
Origin: Brazil
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
Step cut rectangular imperial topaz. Not top color but in the imperial range of colors. Imperial tends to be orangish, red-orange to peach color. These are typical poor native cuts with obviously different depths to each stone, and both with improper angles. The color of the stone on the right is better.