Is Pink Topaz Produced. Important Information.
We recently heard a story, a sad story as far as the
innocent buyer was concerned. A lady purchased a 14k pink topaz
ring, the ring was absolutely stunning despite the simple design.
The pink topaz gem was a large 14x10mm oval beauty, held firmly by 4
prongs on the yellow gold ring. The ring and mainly the pink color
topaz stone was the talk of the town. A few months after the
purchase, the lady decided that the ring design could have been much
better. Basically the feeling was that, the design did not do full
justice to the beauty of the pink gem.
She took the ring to her local jeweler and discussed
various design options. The jeweler luckily had a ready 14k white
gold mounting of the selected design. The gem size however needed to
be altered very slightly to allow a snug fit into the mounting. The
jeweler cut the stone and the problems began right away, the pink
topaz suddenly started to show white insides! On attempting to shape
and polish the pink color topaz, it became increasingly clear that
the stone was white (colorless) inside. The lady was shocked, angry
and sad realizing that she had been 'cheated' by the jeweler who
sold her the pink topaz gold ring.
The sadness could all have been avoided, had the
jeweler selling the ring disclosed complete details
to the buyer. Some relief could have been had if the jeweler making
the new ring knew about the properties of this pink topaz stone. The
buyer now had to bear all the loss, the stone was worth nothing
after the recut and repolish. In this report we discuss about pink
topaz gems in detail, not about availability or pricing but mainly
about it's properties and the process used to produce them.
When you talked about a colored gem like amethyst,
citrine, most blue topaz etc the color of the stone is throughout
the gem. You can therefore recut, resize, reshape or even repolish
the gem without a problem. But what if the color was not all through
the gem but only on the outer skin (layer). The stone would get
ruined and lose color if the out layer was damaged, recut or
repolished. This is exactly what happens with the numerous 'pink'
topaz gems that are used by the gems and jewelry industry
The pink topaz gems seen today are basically
white topaz treated to change their color to pink.
This might not seem strange since, this is also the way by which
blue shades of topaz are produced. However there is an
important difference between, most of the blue
topaz and all of the pink topaz that is produced. Almost all gem and
jewelry manufacturers whithold this important piece of information
from buyers. Pink topaz is produced by a process referred to as
'vapor deposition', forget the technical details
and here is a simple explanation. A piece of white topaz gem is cut
to the required shape and size. The stone is then put through a
process where a pink color is deposited on the
surface of the gem. The depth to which this color
penetrates into the stone will be a fraction of a millimeter.
99% of the recuts or repolishes done on gems will
involve a depth that exceeds, the pink color layer on top of the
white topaz. The moment this happens, the inner white topaz
gets exposed in the portions where the pink layer was
damaged or destroyed. All gems that are cut or recut need to be
given a final polish, and this will take of the top layer of the gem
stone. Keep this in mind and make sure that your jeweler is aware of
this too. He might with good intentions, clean your ring and
repolish the gem. If this gem is a pink topaz gem stone, you can bid
it goodbye !.
If you remember the statements made in this report
about blue topaz, you would notice a mention about 'most blue topaz'
gems. When it comes to blue topaz, it is generally produced by using
irradiation on white. This changes the color of the white topaz
right through the stone, not just the surface. However there is a
small proportion of blue topaz that is produced by
vapor deposition. Such blue topaz will suffer the same drawbacks as
the pink topaz gemstones being discussed in this report.
Suggestions: This is the
most important part of our report on pink topaz stones, as it aims
to protect and educate the buyer. Pink topaz gems are NOT very
expensive, they should be in the same price range of swiss blue
topaz or probably london blue topaz gems. In the world of gems, pink
and red gems are able to pile a premium on the price tag, but this
should not happen with treated pink topaz gemstones. White topaz
itself is found in abundance even in sizes as large as 15mm to 20mm.
So getting a large pink topaz that is basically a white topaz coated
pink, is no big deal.
Remember that recut, repolish and even simple
scratches on your pink topaz gem stone jewel can ruin the pink layer
on top. This would make the gem look quite patchy and shabby.
Logically, a large gem is more likely to hit against hard objects
and get scratched. So do not overdo the big gem act when choosing a
pink topaz stone or jewel. The modest price tag might, tempt you to
go for the largest pink topaz gem stone that is within your budget.
If you were looking for a pink stone and stumbled
upon a pink topaz gem, it is quite likely that you had no idea about
other pink color gem stones. Let us do a quick spin
about other pink gemstone options. Pink tourmaline
is one choice, available in various shades of pink and some of these
can come very close to the color of pink topaz. It will cost you
more than pink topaz but has good durability and color stability.
Pink sapphire is obviously the prime choice for a
pink stone if you can budget for it. Good hardness and stability
come naturally to this gem but, sizes above one carat can get quite
pricey. Pink morganite is a variety of beryl, good
on color stability and sturdy too. However the color of morganite is
a pale pink color, and saturated pink is almost absent in this gem.
If you have heard of Kunzite, then be aware of
something important. This gem can come in some tantalizing shades of
pink but, the color will fade in time! You might be better off with
a pink topaz, where color problems will throw up only if the gem is
We can provide pink topaz stones in all
shapes and sizes, before ordering please ensure that you
have read and understood the complete report on this page.
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