Mystic topaz is a relatively new type of enhanced gemstone, but its unique multi-colored brilliance is making it one of the most sought-after gems today. Both beautiful and affordable, mystic topaz is a superb choice for a unique piece!
Sources of Mystic Topaz
Mystic topaz is an enhanced, or treated gemstone that is not found naturally. To create mystic topaz, natural, colorless topaz is coated with a thin layer of titanium or similar metal. The coating is only microns thick and is applied to the stone’s underside.The application process is protected by strict patents that limit the amount of mystic topaz available in the general market.
The specialized coating alters the stone’s natural refraction, creating stunning rainbow colors, predominantly blues, greens, yellows, and small bursts of red shades.
Because of the treatment giving Mystic Topaz its rainbow hue, it must be delicately cared for. In fact, mystic topaz jewelry must be given the same care as pearls in order to protect the coating.
Deposits of white topaz have been found in Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Myanmar (Burma), China, Germany, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the USA. Enormous topaz crystals have been discovered in Minas Gerais (Brazil) and Ukraine.