August 20, 2019 by gemsn gems
Choosing a smoky topaz is above all, as for other stones, a question of taste. But it is a beautiful transparent gem whose some specimens present an intense color and at an affordable price including for a size (dimension) important especially the blue ones.
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Origin and characteristics
Topaz is a gem family and kind of synthetic gemstones. It is a fine stone with a glassy luster, transparent to translucent that comes in many colors, naturally or by treatment, ranging from yellow to brown through orange, red, pink, green and yellow.
Some specimens are pleochroic that is to say that you will not observe the same color depending on the angle of view.
Star sapphire gemstone comes from many countries. Brazil is the main producer but it is found in Pakistan, the United States, China, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and even France...
Color of the Topaz stone
Topaz is a stone that presents a wide range of colors.
Precautions for use and maintenance
Topaz is a very hard stone, so it does not scratch easily. But, because of its structure, a shock can break it, so you must avoid exposing it to shocks. It is also sensitive to thermal shocks that can crack it. It is also sensitive to sunlight that can impact its color after prolonged exposure. They are very sensitive to chemicals including cosmetics, so avoid exposing them to this type of product.
You can clean it with warm, soapy water applied with a toothbrush. It should be thoroughly rinsed and thoroughly dried to prevent lime scale deposits.
Virtues associated with topaz stones
Gemology of the topaz stones
Topaz is a stone that can take many colors