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Mystic Topaz - The Different Colors Shapes and Sizes

One of the newer types of stones to enter the marketplace is Mystic Topaz. This gemstone is an enhanced stone that is treated with special properties to give it an extra ordinary look. Mystic Topaz is a patented stone that is only sold in small amounts of numbers each year. However, this stone has become very popular and its popularity is likely to continue.

Mystic Topaz is usually made from colorless Topaz. Colorless topaz is a common form of gemstone, however Mystic Topaz adds a very thin layer of titanium to the bottom of the stone (the pavilion). This small amount of coating causes the stone to give off a beautiful rainbow and iridescent colors. Most stones show beautiful blues, greens, yellows and even warm tinges of red.

Mystic Topaz does not occur naturally, however it is very affordable and usually used solely for ornamental jewelry. One of the more popular uses for this stone is for it to be set in a ring. However, it can also be found on earrings, bracelets and charms.

It should be noted that there are different stones that are sometimes used to create Mystic Topaz; however, usually the colorless stone will give the wearer the best results. Mystic Topaz comes in a variety of sizes and can be very affordable even in sizes above 1 carat. Topaz in general is very affordable and the sizes of the stones can be large in many cases. If you are looking for a great looking stone that is still traditional, but gives off a wonderful array of colors, look into Mystic Topaz.

Where Does Mystic Topaz Come From?

Mystic Topaz is an enhanced gemstone that does not form naturally. It is treated to give the normal gemstone which is usually Topaz extra ordinary characteristics. The majority of Mystic Topaz that is sold today uses clear Topaz gemstones as their preferred stone for this commercial product.

Mystic Topaz is usually made with colorless Topaz and thinly lined with titanium or other type of metal. The result is wonderful rainbow colors with rich blues, greens, yellows and reds.

Topaz is made from aluminum, fluoride and silicon. It is an aluminum fluorosilicate. While Topaz mostly comes colorless, it can be found as a pale blue, light yellow and even brown. There is even Imperial Topaz, which is much rarer and comes in orange, pink, violet or red. Topaz colors mainly come from their color centers which include certain chemicals or elements. The colors change due to a variety of factors.

Topaz normally is thought to have formed by fluoride type gasses cooling off and solidifying. Topaz is usually associated with lots of other similar materials including quartz, microline, beryl and tourmaline.

Natural Topaz used to create Mystic Topaz is located in many regions all over the world. It is usually mined however in Africa, Brazil, Japan, Russia, Mexico, China and even in several states in the USA. It should be noted that one of the states, Utah has made Topaz the official gemstone of the state.

Mystic Topaz has only been available for a few years, but has seen lots of interest; you can find Mystic Topaz at most large jewelry stores. However, smaller stores may not carry this beautiful enhanced stone.

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