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What color is topaz?

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Topaz is a gemstone that comes in multiple colors, including yellow, green, pale grey, blue brown, light blue and reddish-orange. Pure topaz is transparent, but very rare, as the gemstone is usually tinted by impurities.

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Topaz is a fluorine aluminum silicate. and it has been known for at least two millennia. The ancient Romans dedicated the gemstone to their chief god, Jupiter. Topaz is one of the gemstones forming the foundations of the 12 gates to the Holy City in New Jerusalem. Topaz gemstones are commonly used in different types of jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and pendants. The most common colors used for jewelry include blue, pink and orange.

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