In warm or cool tones, topaz is a lustrous and brilliant gem.
Topaz has an exceptionally wide colour range, honey yellow, fiery orange, cyclamen pink, icy blue to name but a few.
Colourless topaz is plentiful and is often treated to give it a blue colour. Topaz is also pleochroic, meaning that the gem can show different colours in different crystal directions.
Topaz is a birthstone for November and blue topaz is a birthstone for December. Blue topaz is the gem of the 4th anniversary and Imperial topaz is the gem of the 23rd anniversary.