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Colour: Topaz comes in a variety of colours, and is sometimes colourless. The most common topaz is yellow, and the most valuable topaz is a pink to reddish hue.
Inclusions: The best topaz will not have obvious visible inclusions.
Hardness: 8 out of 10 on the Mohs scale.
Famous Topaz: What was originally believed to be a diamond in the Portuguese crown has since been identified as a topaz - it weighs 1,680cts!
Mythology: Topaz is one of the birthstones for November. It is believed to protect its wearer, and also to improve eyesight.