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Mystic Topaz?


#1

Hi folks! does anyone (I am sure someone does) Know what Mystic Topaz
is??? Is it a genuine gem or lab created??? It has a rainbow of colors
and to Shawn & I looks so much like fancy glass we were wondering… A
customer sent us two finely cut peices to mount for her and she spoke
of them as if they were the best of diamonds… Any and all info would
be welcomed! Thanks again! I just love this forum! I have learned so
much just by reading! Lydia (&Shawn), Mistress Jewelry,
@LYDIA_Mistress_Jewel


#2

I have used several quartz crystal specimens for wire wrap jewelry
that were coated with titanium oxide. This process leaves a rainbow
coating on all surfaces. I have seen “Mystic Topaz” at gem shows and
I suspect it is the same process. In fact, the company that furnished
me the crystal specimens also gave me a faceted stone that was
coated. The process can be varied to give slightly different color
configurations. In my opinion, Topaz does not
form by nature in this manner.


#3
    Hi folks! does anyone (I am sure someone does) Know what Mystic
Topaz is??? Is it a genuine gem or lab created??? 

Hi: The Mystic Topaz is indeed Topaz at least the couple I have seen,
But I have been told the coloring has been vapor deposited, which
means it can be easily scratched when setting. We have seen these
stones in Red and Green and the Multi color as the Aqua-aura Crystals
that the Healing people have been selling the last couple years.

There are a few companies that produce these, one of them I hear is
in Arizonia.

Albert Zabinski
http://www.facetersco-op.com/
zabinski@facetersco-op.com
USA Club Listing
http://www.facetersco-op.com/zabinski/


#4

Mystic topaz is white topaz that had had a coating applied to it.
This is only a few molecules thick and it will wear off very quickly -
especially if the stone is mounted in a ring. A slip up in setting
will also remove the coating.

It gets offered on TV sales shows and in cheap jewlery shops. I’d
suggest none of us touch it with the proverbial barge pole.


#5

Speaking of topaz Has anyone heard that London Blues are going
to become more scarce because of fewer companies doing what is
necessary to produce the london blue color?
Walter and Michele Cooling (wet in Texas)