Jun 122013
 

Blue Topaz Pendant from Amazon


A recent addition to the December birthstones is the blue topaz. Most blue topaz is artificially created by irradiation of pale topaz.

Luster: adamantine to vitreous | Hardness: 8 | Density: 3.54

Legends & Lore:

  • One famous blue topaz was found in 1904 in the Hill Country of Mason County, Texas, North America’s largest known gem-quality Topaz discovery. This 1,296-gram, pale-blue gem may be seen in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
  • Blue topaz was designated the Texas state gem in 1969.
  • Topaz is the gemstone for Texas and Utah.

Learn more about birthstones.

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 June 12, 2013  Posted by at 11:54 am December