The name topaz is thought to have come from the Red Sea island formally known as Topazos in Greek (renamed Zebirget and also known as St. John's Island).
Although abundant on the market as mainly blue stones (produced by heat-treating natural colourless topaz) some naturally coloured topaz is prized and considered precious. Stones of particular interest to the market are natural red to pink topaz (the most valuable) and Imperial Topaz, a natural golden yellow to orange coloured topaz. The price of precious topaz has elevated over the years and many are now purchased for investment.
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