Topaz has been known for at least 2000 years and is one of the gemstones which forms the foundations of the twelve gates to the Holy City of the New Jerusalem. Topaz beads can be a transparent and brilliant gemstone which is found in many hues - blue, colorless, Red, pinkish Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown, Pink, and light green. Transparent Blue Topaz hues are known by Sky Blue Topaz for the light pure blue color, by London Blue Topaz for the slightly greyish blue color and by Swiss blue for the darker rich blue color. Natural blue topaz is a light pure blue in color and can be color enhanced for the other colors in the blue range. We offer both natural and color enhanced Blue Topaz to show the wonderful brilliance of this gemstone through its carefully cut facets and high polish. Precious Topaz is a golden Yellow or Yellow hue. Imperial Topaz is a pinkish Orange, Orange, reddish Orange or Lavendar Pink hue. Imperial Topaz is the most collected and prized of the Topaz species. Iron and Chromium are the coloring agents in Topaz. Topaz was named after the island formerly known as Topazos in the Red Sea. Topaz in mined in Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Burma, China, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, and US.