White Topaz Gems
Is The Color Of White Topaz Gemstones Natural
When you talk about the color of white topaz gems, the casual gem and jewelry buyer almost always has a question or doubt. They want to know whether the color of white topaz is natural. This mainly because, more than 80% of the topaz jewelry that is made each year, uses blue topaz gems. If you are surprised at the sudden interest in white topaz gems we can tell you that, the recent release of the Kaisilver white topaz ring triggered an amazing interest in the gem. In this report, we will talk about the color of white topaz, you will also learn that not much of gem enhancing treatment is required to get a white topaz gem stone.
If you had to contrast the quantity of white topaz mined with the volume of white topaz jewelry that is manufactured, the results would amaze even a professional jeweler. We just mentioned that almost all topaz gemstone jewelry manufactured is made with blue topaz. You would be aware that blue topaz gems are available in 3 shades of blue, basically three levels of blue color saturation. With this fact on your mind, you will be surprised to know that almost 95% of the topaz gems that are mined consist of white topaz. So what about all that blue topaz that floods the gem and jewelry markets, is it that blue topaz is synthetic and made in a factory. Read the subsequent paragraphs to get a valuable insight into blue topaz and white topaz gemstones.
White topaz gemstones are treated to enhance their color to shades of blue. The pale blue shade of topaz is also called sky blue topaz. This is followed by a darker and brighter shade of blue topaz gems, these are referred to as swiss blue topaz. A color shade that is often developed between sky blue topaz and swiss blue topaz is often referred to as baby blue topaz. Some gem manufacturers prefer to grade baby blue topaz as lower grade of swiss blue topaz. The deep and saturated (not bright) blue topaz gems that you see are called london blue topaz. The important thing is that, all these shades of blue topaz start of as white topaz gems. It is the color enhancement process that gives them a blue color. So you now know why not much of the white topaz that is mined, ends up in white topaz jewelry.
Besides being made into blue topaz, white topaz gemstones are also turned into other fancy colors. We would like to clarify here that a very small portion of the topaz gems that are mine have interesting colors like, yellow, brown, pink or orange. This naturally colored topaz is very expensive and also very rare and limited in supply. Now do a casual search on Google and you will find tonnes of pink topaz gems and jewelry with pink topaz. Much of this is at ridiculously low prices, and also in large gem sizes. So where did all this pink topaz come from, a similar trend can be seen in yellow, green and orange topaz gemstones too. Keep reading and we will reveal some interesting truthts about this fancy colored topaz gemstones too.
While not as old as the treatment to make blue topaz from white topaz, the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process is the secret behind all those fancy colored topaz gemstones that you come across. By taking a 1$ white topaz gemstone and putting it through the CVD process, the gem manufacturer is able to add value that takes the gem to even 5$ or 10$. White topaz gems are surface coated with fancy color and even with rainbow effects. These colored topaz gems are becoming a big hit, especially because most gem and jewelry providers do not explain the facts to buyers. The point is that these topaz gems will lose color if the surface is scratched or chipped. For the same reason, you cannot repolish or recut such colored topaz stones.
With the above explanation, it becomes clear why so little white topaz remains white once it enters the gems and jewelry markets! The fact that not many people have seen or owned white topaz gemstone jewelry, has today added some level of exclusivity to the gemstone. Fine white topaz, with flawless cutting and probably in fancy shapes and fancy cutting patterns is a big attention getter. The affordability of white topaz gems even eye clean quality and large sizes offers exciting opportuinities for both gold and silver white topaz gemstone jewelry. What we would like to clarify here is that, white topaz is sometimes heated to take off impurities and bring out that glittering pure white color.
The above report on the white topaz gemstones has been compiled by the experts at Kaisilver. We have always tried to educate the buyer rather than to make a sale. While this brings us lesser orders, it gives us immense satisfaction in ensuring that the buyer makes well informed buying decisions. Do write to our support experts at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or doubts related to gems and jewelry. There is no need to make any purchase from us, so do go ahead and get the benefit of our expertise.
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