Pure topaz is colourless and transparent, but it is usually
tinted by impurities; typical topaz is wine red, yellow, pale gray,
reddish-orange, or blue brown.
Topaz is commonly associated igneous rocks of the granite and
According to legend, this stone was intended to serve in
protection against enemies and as a symbol of beauty and splendour.
It cannot be proved conclusively whether the name of the topaz
comes from the Sanskrit or the Greek, though the Greek name
'topazos' means 'green gemstone'.
Origin: Brazil and India