United States – The United States is a minor source of topaz.
Mexico – Many topaz shades are sourced from Mexico including rich orange-brown varieties.
Brazil – At the Capão mine near Minas Gerais, Imperial Topaz, one of the most rare varieties of the gemstone, is mined from an open pit. Imperial topaz can range in hues from a warm orange to a deep rose color.
Nigeria – Colorless topaz is mined here and treated to produce in-demand blue topaz.
Namibia – Another source of colorless topaz is found in Namibia.
Madagascar – Though a minor source, colorless topaz can be found from sources in Madagascar.
Pakistan – Pakistan is one of the leading sources of topaz.
Sri Lanka – After Brazil, Sri Lanka is one of the largest deposits of colorless topaz.
Myanmar – Colorless topaz, that is easily treatable can be found in Myanmar.
If you are the fortunate enough to have a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary, coupled to the month of November, let us at Knox Jewelers help you create a custom one-of-a-kind piece featuring a chromatic topaz. The golden variety of the mineral topaz is the gemstone tied to the month. Although golden or brown is the most requested hue of the gem, topaz actually has an exceptionally wide color range including shades and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and even purple. Colorless topaz is very plentiful, and is often treated to give it a blue color. Blue topaz is featured heavily in jewelry, but its color is usually altered from a colorless state. Topaz varieties are often named simply by their hue, such as pink or blue topaz, but there are also a few trade names you may run into. Imperial topaz is one of the gem’s most expensive colors, and displays a medium reddish orange to orange-red. The name for imperial topaz originated in the nineteenth-century in Russia. Then, this pink-orange topaz was being mined in the Ural Mountains, and was named in honor the Russian czar. Ownership of the gem was even restricted to the royal family for time.
Any one of our custom designs can be altered to hold this warm hued birthstone fit for a queen. The possibility are endless with a gemstone naturally mined in so many hues and varieties. A Knox Jewelers custom created piece, featuring an alluring topaz is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion falling within the month. Contact us today and let’s get started. We can always search our cutters’ inventory for your perfect gemstone, or we have a selection of luminescent topaz in a variety of sizes and cuts already available!