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Mystic Topaz - what is it?

Mystic Topaz

Mystic topaz is a relatively new gemstone on the market. First developed in 1998 by Azotic Coating Technologies Inc. from Minnesota, mystic topaz is created by taking a clean cut polished colorless topaz and coating the underside with a very thin layer of titanium, the same material used on camera lenses and other light sensitive surfaces. The result is to split the light spectrum into a kaleidoscope of all the colors of the rainbow, which is why when you look at a mystic topaz your eyes feast on a gemstone that glitters in blues, lilacs, purples, red and yellows.

The end result is an absolutely amazing looking gemstone that every woman would be delighted to wear, called mystic topaz.

When mystic topaz is set in bracelets, rings, necklaces or earrings, the results are stunning and their light reflective properties make them an outstanding item for any woman’s jewellery box.

Because they are man-made, mystic topaz gemstones do not have a high value, and are frequently set in lower value but affordable precious metals, like silver or 10K gold. This makes the resulting jewelry much more affordable.

First displayed at the Tucson Gem Show in 2003, demand was so great for this mystic topaz that world supplies of transparent topaz actually ran short for a time!

Mystic Topaz Gemstone

Being basically topaz, mystic topaz also take on all the legends associated with topaz.

Topaz traditionally is associated with

· Protection against enemies and poisons

· Beauty and splendour

· Repels night terrors, sadness and anger

· Makes women fertile and happy

· Makes men intelligent and handsome

and is also the birthstone for those born in November.

A Group of Topaz Crystals on Matrix. Photo Courtesy of wikipedia
A Group of Topaz Crystals on Matrix. Photo Courtesy of wikipedia

The Composition of Topaz

Topaz is a silicate and is created by a mixture of aluminium, silicon, fluorine and oxygen.

Chemically it is Al 2 SiO 4 (F, OH) 3,(aluminium silicate fluoride hydroxide), and its crystals form slender prisms.

Pure topaz is clear and colorless, but can be found in many colors depending on the impurities found within its crystals.

While topaz can be found in its natural state in a wide range of colors ranging from pale yellows, through oranges, reds to browns and even blues, most colored topaz’s are heat-treated to bring out their color, or to change their color.

It is rare to find a natural blue topaz, for example, but they do exist.

Topaz is one of the hardest silicates having a hardness of 8.

Orange topaz is the state gemstone of Utah, while blue topaz is the state gemstone of Texas.

There are no topaz mines in Texas now, but colorless and light blue varieties have been found before in Mason County.

Topaz is typically found in pegmatite rock, which is a granite composed of quartz, feldspar and mica, and occasionally in lava flows like those found in Topaz Mountain in western Utah in the U.S.A.

Other places in the world where topaz is mined includes Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Afghanistan, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Sri Lanka, Norway, Pakistan and the Czech Republic.

A collection of topaz gemstones. Mystic topaz is far left.
A collection of topaz gemstones. Mystic topaz is far left.

Mystic Topaz Care

Care of your Mystic Topaz Jewelry

Avoid bleaches and household chemicals, as they could damage the surface of a coated mystic topaz gemstone. Also avoid really hot water. However, mystic topaz can be cleaned with ammonia-based window cleaners, or dish washing liquid in warm water. Care must be taken not to use an abrasive cleaner that can scratch the surface of the mystic topaz, as this may remove some of its reflective coating.

For this reason, store your mystic topaz jewelry in a soft pouch to protect it's delicate surface from other jewels when stored in a jewelry box or other container.

Always remove before entering the water in a chlorinated swimming pool.

Mystic Topaz as a gift

Why Buy Mystic Topaz Jewelry?

If you are reading here looking for a gift for the woman in your life, I am certain she will love anything listed here. Mystic Topaz is an especially beautiful gemstone and one which most women would be proud to wear.

I personally love mystic topaz and would be over the moon if the man in my life ever surprised me with such a gift.

Mystic Topaz Necklaces

Mystic topaz necklaces are probably among the easiest item to buy as a gift, because one size fits all, and all look equally beautiful, no matter the skin tone of the wearer.

Mystic Topaz Rings

Mystic Topaz Ring Sizes

Rings can be difficult to surprise buy for girlfriends/wives unless you know their size, but you could always take a stab at it using the size chart. However, every woman would be delighted to have the chance to choose her own ring, being that there are so many styles available.

A good indication when choosing rings is to take finger shape into account. Women with short stubby fingers (like mine)look better wearing smaller stoned rings, as big stones tend to make short fingers look even shorter!

If, however, your woman has long tapering fingers, all sizes of stones look great.

If the finger nails are bitten, that tends to make long fingers look shorter, and short fingers look stubby.

Consider, in this case, treating your woman to a full manicure to nail extensions so that she can show off her new mystic topaz ring to its best advantage.

Mystic Topaz Earrings

Mystic Topaz Earrings

Mystic topaz earrings are easy to buy if you know whether the intended recipient has had her ears pierced or not. It was also be advisable to find out if she has an allergy to metals other than gold. If unsure on this, buy gold to be on the safe side.

It is generally considered that those women with metal allergies can still wear silver and gold, but I am one of those unfortunate women who cannot wear silver, especially on a sensitive area like my earlobes.

Knowing this is why I would advise against gifting silver earrings unless you know there is no allergy issues.

Mystic Topaz for Him

Men's Rings

Finally, for the man in your life, what better gift than a gorgeous mystic topaz ring?

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