Learn about Imperial Topaz

imperial-topaz.jpgWhile not an official designation, certain shades of Topaz are often referred to as Imperial Topaz: those that run orange to pink to red to purple. Some dealers insist that in order for a Topaz to be called "Imperial," it must show a reddish pleachroic color- making it more valuable and prized among dealers and buyers. By contast, yellow Topaz, brown Topaz and blue Topaz are never called Imperial Topaz. In gemstone lore, Imperial Topaz is thought to stimulate the appetite, reduce nervous exhaustion, and encourage strength and self-realization. 

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