Carved Topaz Cat:
Sky blue topaz crystal cat carving. The cat is curled up and posed to be napping.
The Origin: Brazil
The Measurements: 43.82mm x 36.11mm x 15.68mm tall
The Weight: 209.91 carats
Other Notes: Clear crystal, sky blue color
Mohs hardness: 8
- perfect cleaving stone
- orthorhombic crystal system
promotes truth and forgiveness
- attunes one to higher self
- aids in communication and verbalization
Topaz, the birthstone of November, is known to come in a variety of colors. Stones can naturally be yellow, gold, brown, pink, white/colorless, and light blue. Specific tones of blue such as "Swiss blue" and "London blue" are achieved through irradiation treatment. Vibrant pink, violet, "mystic topaz," and green topaz are the result of coating natural colorless topaz in titanium and other materials.
Ranking 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, topaz is highly scratch resistant and great for everyday wear. It is important to note, however, that topaz is easy-cleaving and cannot withstand sharp blows. Most topaz jewelry can safely be cleaned with chemical jewelry cleaner, but we recommend cleaning coated topaz jewelry (such as "mystic topaz") with care. Certain coatings can be more delicate than others. Warm water with mild soap and a soft bristled toothbrush should not harm coated topaz if not brushed aggressively.