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What color is a topaz gemstone?

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The color of a topaz gemstone comes in many colors including yellow, yellow-brown, blue and green. It also comes in light blue, pink and red.

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Topaz was discovered over 2,000 years ago, and the most common color of the gem in its natural form is yellow. On occasion, topaz gems are found with no color, although this is rare. Topaz is the birthstone for the month of November, and some people believe it holds the power to dispel anger or sadness. The gemstone is found in various parts of the world, and it is considered a precious stone in the jewelry business.

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