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What is Mystic Topaz
A "Mystic Topaz" is ''real" Topaz that is coated to add color. Much of the Topaz that is found in nature is in fact colorless, or 'white'. To add color, Topaz can be coated with an ultra-thin layer (film), which is similar to the coatings used on camera lenses.
Such coatings can add a particular color to the treated stones, or, In the case of 'Mystic Topaz', the coating creates interference effects, displaying a rainbow effect of various colors. This effect may give the Topaz an artificial appearance (see photos), which sometimes causes confusion about the nature of the material.
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The physical vapor deposition method (PVD) is currently implemented in jewelry field to create the desired rainbow effect of various colors. Initially, a thin layer of metal, usually in titanium dioxide form, is placed
on the underside of the angled portion of natural topaz as a coating; PVD is a process that adds the “mystic” nature to
the natural colorless topaz. This effect may give the Topaz an artificial
appearance, which sometimes causes confusion about the
nature of the material. When buying a mystic topaz jewelry, be careful not to be fooled by the photos, hold your temptation on low prices, check thoroughly, especially those sellers from foreign countries. I probably would avoid buying the jewelry from any foreigners as a whole whenever possible.
Azotic Coating Technologies, Inc. patented the name "mystic topaz" the end of the 1990s. Patents and the application process have helped to
limit the amount of mystic topaz on the market today. Only three
licensed companies are producing this sensational looking gemstone.
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The quality of the rainbow effect in Mystic Topaz of inclusions could determine the difference in quality between the individual stones. A plethora of colors emitted from the mystic topaz gem stone creates a stunning array of colors that will surely draw awe and admiration from those who are not familiar with this gem stone and who are not fortunate to be owning one. Sensational and amazing are just two common words to describe people's reaction towards mystic topaz.
Like many other gemstones, the price for mystic topaz is usually determined by the cut and weight. Mystic topaz is generally inexpensive and fairly affordable, but prices have started to climb, since its unique iridescence of rainbow colors often stir interest among many gem stone enthusiasts. Buy a mystic topaz jewelry today and surprise your loved one with this fantastic inexpensive gift idea.
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Names for Mystic Topaz
Mystic topaz has developed many different names over the time. In addition to its root name "mystic topaz", it has other common names as well, among them "mystic fire topaz", "rainbow mystic topaz" are the most popular. Other names include Caribbean topaz, titanium topaz, Alaskan topaz, just to name a few. The names hint the impact its mesmerizing colors have created in people's mind.
Drawbacks with Mystic Topaz
Coatings can be scratched or damaged easily therefore it should be handled with the same care as pearls and opals. The coating is sensitive to chemicals, so it is important not to wear the jewelry when doing household activities, such as touching the bleach. It is also advised to remove the jewelry before going into a swimming pool. Boiling in water or putting in ultrasonic cleaner are not recommended since topaz can be cleaved easily and perfectly in one particular direction.
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Care for Mystic Topaz
Mystic topaz stones are durable due to the nature. The titanium adhesive is permanent and will not come off with everyday wear, but the ultra-thin rainbow layer is only microns in thickness, not deposited in further layers. There are certain things you should be aware of and exercise your caution while wearing your favorite jewelry.
- Mystic topaz should be handled with same care as opals and pearls
- When cleaning, do not use ultrasonic or steam cleaner, use only water with mild soap; cleaning product such as Windex or Jewel Brite work pretty well. Blot dry with a clean paper towel will restore the colors to their original luster and brilliance.
- Do not expose the stone to acids and abrasives
- Keep it away from extreme heat. High heat may adversely affect the refractive index that would eliminate color intensity.
- Abrasive cloths may scratch the enhanced surface of the gemstone, which influences the color and clarity of the stone.