Topacio is a 1984 Venezuelan telenovela produced and broadcast by Radio Caracas Televisión. It is a remake of Esmeralda, a 1970s telenovela produced by rival network Venevisión, which in turn has been remade twice. Topacio was written by Benilde Avila, Milagros del Valle, Ana Mercedes Escámez, and Delia Fiallo and directed by Luis Alberto Lamata and Luis Manzo. This telenovela lasted 181 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International. It was also aired in Mexico's Canal 5 at 8 p.m. in 1985 and throughout Latin America, Spain and other countries.