Brazillian Imperial Golden Yellow Topaz Ring – Upratna for Yellow Sapphire
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|Gemstone||Imperial Golden Yellow Topaz|
|Treatment||None. Fully Natural|
|Patron Location||Bangalore / India|
|All inclusive Price||$ 163 / INR 8799|
|Comments||The Imperial golden yellow topaz is an alluring gem whose color ranges from pale yellow to deep honey brown. The yellow topaz is the upratna or the substitute gem that is used to harness the energies of Jupiter/ Guru/ Brihaspati. Its name is said to have derived from the Island of ‘Topazios’ where it was mined earlier. However, there is another school of thought that subscribes to the idea that the name is a derivative of the Sanskrit word ‘tapas’ which means heat/fire.|
Featured today is a magnificient Imperial golden Yellow topaz of 3.71 carats from Brazil, set in sterling silver as a Men’s Topaz ring. Do note the great clarity of the gem and the excellent lustre it displays. The golden Imperial Yellow topaz is in a classic emerald cut that helps bring out its appeal.
The most famous Imperial yellow topaz belt lies in the area of Ouro Prêto in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The beautiful gem is often confused with the more commonly available Citrine. Imperial yellow topaz can however be differentiated from citrine on count of its greater hardness, density, and brilliance among other factors. The word ‘Imperial’ was added to the Topaz in honor of the Brazilian royalty, as it was the only significant gem in those times that was mined in the area.
Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the American Golden Topaz. It is a behemoth at 22,892.50 carats, the largest cut yellow topaz in the world, and one of the largest faceted gems in the world.
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