Imperial topaz

Gem imperial topaz

Of all the topaz, the imperial topaz is the one that has fascinated civilizations the most throughout history.

The name “Topaz” probably comes from the old name “Topazos” of the island “Zabargad”, also called “Saint John Island” off Egypt in the Red Sea, where there are peridots, named topazes until ‘in the middle Ages.

The main source of topaz mining in the 19th century came from the Ural mountain range in Russia.

The adjective “imperial” was attributed to him in honor of the Russian Tsars.
Today, the main producing country of topaz is Brazil and the only deposit of the imperial topaz gem is located in the state of Minas Gerais, located near the city of Ouro Preto “black gold” in Portuguese, and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.

The imperial topaz gem of hardness 8 on the Mohs scale, is of particular chemical composition, where partly the aluminum is replaced by iron, cobalt, and chromium.

Fine stone imperial topaz

Fine stone imperial topaz, formerly known as “precious topaz”, comes in different colors such as cognac yellow, orange-pink, cherry (“sherry”), red, lavender pink, French rose and peach. Natural varieties with a pink or cherry tone are rare and are the most expensive.

Gemologists and international experts believe that the gemstone imperial topaz of Ouro Preto will eventually disappear in the rough in the next few years as the geological resource of this sought-after gemstone begins to run out.

In lithotherapy, imperial topaz would act as a powerful revitalizer, it would help fight against excess cholesterol and would be an excellent ally in weight loss diets. This rare and exceptional gem would bring gaiety and joy, in addition to being a powerful revitalizer.

The natural gemstone imperial topaz is increasingly rare, it is an excellent investment given the depletion of the resource and the price per carat continues to soar.

Unique colors, sparkling brilliance, a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale, for all these qualities, imperial topaz is a rare gem, prized by collectors, and a regular source of inspiration by the most prestigious jewelry houses in the world. world.