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Topaz vs. Amethyst

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Main Difference

The main difference between Topaz and Amethyst is that the Topaz is a nesosilicate mineral and Amethyst is a mineral, quartz variety

Wikipedia
  • Topaz (noun)

    A impurities.

  • Topaz (noun)

    An often clear, yellowish-brown gemstone cut from this.

  • Topaz (noun)

    A yellowish-brown color, like that of the gemstone.

    "color panel|FAB25D"

  • Topaz (noun)

    A black Catholic soldier in the British Army.

  • Topaz (adjective)

    Of a yellowish-brown color, like that of the gemstone.

  • Amethyst (noun)

    A transparent purple variety of quartz, used as a gemstone.

  • Amethyst (noun)

    A purple colour.

    "86608E"

  • Amethyst (noun)

    The purple tincture when emblazoning the arms of the English nobility.

  • Amethyst (adjective)

    Having a colour similar to that of the gemstone

Wiktionary
  • Topaz (noun)

    a precious stone, typically colourless, yellow, or pale blue, consisting of an aluminium silicate that contains fluorine.

  • Topaz (noun)

    a dark yellow colour

    "bright topaz eyes"

  • Topaz (noun)

    a large tropical American hummingbird with a yellowish throat and a long tail.

  • Amethyst (noun)

    a precious stone consisting of a violet or purple variety of quartz

    "amethyst earrings"

    "a delicate necklace of amethysts and pearls"

  • Amethyst (noun)

    a violet or purple colour

    "an amethyst dress"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Topaz (noun)

    A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used as a gem.

  • Topaz (noun)

    Either one of two species of large, brilliantly colored humming birds of the genus Topaza (Topaza pella or Topaza pyra), of South America and the West Indies.

  • Amethyst

    A variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. It is much used as a jeweler's stone.

  • Amethyst

    A purple color in a nobleman's escutcheon, or coat of arms.

Webster Dictionary
  • Topaz (noun)

    a yellow quartz

  • Topaz (noun)

    a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone

  • Topaz (noun)

    a light brown

  • Amethyst (noun)

    a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone

  • Amethyst (adjective)

    of a moderate purple color

Princeton's WordNet

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