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Texas State Gem and Gemstone Cut

Blue topaz - click to see all state gems & gemstones
Blue topaz photo © theimage.com (noncommercial use permitted
ith attribution). See All Geological Symbols.

Texas Blue Topaz, Lone Star Cut

Texas blue topaz was designated the official state gemstone in 1969 and in 1977 the lonestar cut was also recognized as the official state gemstone cut..

Lonestar cut topaz - click to see all geological symbols
Natural topaz with lonestar cut - photo © Darmar Gemstones
(used by permission). See All Geological Symbols.

The Lone Star Cut, designed by two native Texans, is a special gemstone cut that reflects a five-pointed star (the lone star of Texas). Topaz comes in all colors - a golden orange-yellow (called "imperial topaz") is considered the most valuable. Topaz is commonly thought of as a sky-blue gem, but a deep blue hue is rare in nature - colorless and light-hued stones are heat-treated to achieve the blue color:

Rough topaz - click to see all state gem symbols
Rough pieces of topaz - photo © Darmar Gemstones
(used by permission). See All Geological Symbols.

The largest gem topaz deposits are in Brazil and Russia. Other locations include Mexico and the USA (Texas, Colorado, Utah).

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Links:
The Gemstone Topaz: The Mineral & Gemstone Kingdom
Geological Symbols - 50 States List

    

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Texas Symbols & Icons:

air force - tie
footwear - music  
artist - bird
bread - cooking  
dinosaur - dog  
dish - snack
fabric - tartan
folk dance
fish - insect
flag - pledge
flower - plant
gem - stone
hall of fame
instrument
 

mammal 1-2-3  
sport - vehicle
metal - molecule
name - nickname
pastry 1 2 - nut
pepper 1-2 - fruit
plays - railroad
reptile - shell
seal -quarter - motto
ship -tall ship
shrub 1-2
song 1-2
tree -grass -soil
vegetable
 

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