What Makes Topaz Gemstones the Most Flexible Gemstones out of all?
Topaz is not only a very popular gemstone but also the name used in many places and things. A search for #topaz on Instagram will bring up more game and cartoon images first, and mainly from Steven Universe a children’s cartoon and images of Topaz Gemstone Jewelry after. There are some like a huge Topaz business brand name in Russia (and they do love Topaz Gems in Russia too), a building named Topaz Tower Bangkok here in Bangkok that once belonged to a Gemstone Dealer some 20 years ago, a Topaz Noodle Restaurant in New York, Topaz Sailboats, a Topaz Music Group and you name it, anything. Topaz Gemstones have many of their own reasons for its popularity as well and as we listed below, like Topaz hardness, its natural colors, color centers and more.
To start with, the hardness of the Topaz Gemstones is at 8 on the MOHS scale. Its durability is very high and it can also survive high temperatures, accidents and high heat. The factor of hardness is important and best above 7 which is the hardness of Quartz which is the most prolific in the air, meaning dust particles can be made of Quartz and therefore scratch anything “softer” if not cleaned properly. You should always rinse your gemstone jewelry under warm water when cleaning it first, just in case. The only gemstones harder than any Topaz Gem is a Corundum such as Sapphires and Rubies, and of course Diamonds.
The Natural Topaz Colors
The Natural color of Topaz Gemstones is colorless or “white” which gives you a brilliant look in your Topaz Gemstone Jewelry and at a great price point. There isn’t any other Natural Gemstone that looks white, and a 10 carat stone can only cost you $100 or less. If you are looking to buy a natural affordable stone then White Topaz is your only choice.
Others like CZ’s may be low priced comparatively but are synthetic like many others. Another point of the fact that it is colorless is that we can coat these Natural White Topaz Gemstones into different colors using the Coating Vaporization process in America and China. Here in this Topaz Color Chart are shown only some of the colors that we can coat Natural White Topaz into:
Topaz Color is an important part of its valuation, so consider that deeper colors tend to be the higher of the Topaz stone price. Pink and Blue colors of Topaz can be more expensive when the colors are intense. All said though, Topaz in its many colors is still a good price compared to other Precious and Semi-Precious Gems.
Topaz Gemstones’ Color Centers
Topaz has color centers which make it a very vulnerable stone to change color with heat and with radiation treatment. White Topaz can be converted into Sky Blue Topaz with the help of heating and into Swiss Blue Topaz and London Blue Topaz with a 1 to 2 year process of radiation bombardment and then 2 to 3 years of a cooling down period in order to meet the NRC’s radiation requirements since 2007.
Some of the finest and the most intense stones of Swiss Blue Topaz Gemstones are shown here so you can see what a beautiful color it forms after radiation for a couple of years and then cooling down. This intense wait leads to a beautiful result into Swiss Blue Topaz:
We have been specializing in Topaz Gemstones for many years and other sources of gems are available from us as needed. With factories in India and in Thailand, we do our own work with skilled workers and advanced equipment and final quality verification checked here in our main Bangkok office.
What can we do with your Topaz Gemstones?
We at Navneet Gems and Minerals are a wholesale gemstone supplier and as stated, specialize in Topaz Gems. We can do virtually any cut or shape or color as some are shown above, to your specifications and we guarantee you good quality and low wholesale prices. Click the Contact Us link in the Menu Bar above or in the Footnotes below and fill the form out with any questions on ordering or you may find our email there and more information. We will respond to you promptly and help you with your inquiry.