Asked in Gems and Precious Stones
Which stone is more valuable onyx or topaz?
Definitely topaz, onyx is much more abundant and is usually dyed (which is an accepted practice), if the topaz is natural, its worth much more. There are different types of topaz and colors as well. Some topaz can be very cheap like mystic or blue topaz which are both heavily treated and mass produced. But blue topaz can be natural too, in that case it would have some worth. The most valued topaz is natural imperial topaz. Sorry it may seem...
How much is a topaz worth?
Highly variable, according to size, clarity, color. Faceted colorless topaz is quite cheap, but a flawless deeply colored untreated Imperial Topaz over 10 carats would be very, very valuable. ...
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What does color topaz mean?
Topaz occurs naturally in many colors, but rarely as pink and purple. Almost all pink and purple Topaz are yellow to brown stones that were heat-treated. Topaz from certain localities may turn colorless upon heating. Much of the deep blue Topaz on the market is heat-treated from colorless or white stones. The color of some Topaz specimens, namely those from Siberia, fade upon prolonged exposure to light. Such specimens should be stored in dark areas, and one should make sure not to...
How much is a 5mm piece of topaz worth?
Like diamonds, the cost of topaz depends on the colour of the topaz and the clarity. I am not a jeweler, but was just reading that the pink ones are the most valuable followed by the more vibrant blues. The whitish blue ones aren't as valuable in comparison. Again, like diamonds, they can have inclusions (cracks or specks inside the stone) that make the stone less vibrant. This impacts the price as well as how well the stone is cut. The website...
Asked in Mercury Topaz, Gems and Precious Stones, Topaz
What color of topaz can you get?
Topaz is a gemstone of all colors (Orange, yellow, brown, light blue to deep sky-blue, pink, colorless, white, light purple, greenish-blue, green), and its most valuable color is a golden orange-yellow, called "imperial topaz". Topaz is commonly thought of as a sky-blue gem, but it was not until this century that blue topaz became widespread on the gem market. Natural blue topaz with a deep hue is very uncommon in nature; colorless to light hued stones are heat-treated to achieve the blue...