LOOSE TOPAZ :
Loose topaz is one of the most popular gemstones on the market today. Its color is beautiful and it makes a great addition to any jewelry collection. Whether you're looking for a stylish and affordable gift for someone special or just want to add a little bling to your jewelry collection, loose topaz is a great choice. In this article, we'll show you how to buy loose topaz, store it, and care for it. So go ahead and get ready to sparkle!
1: HOW TO BUY LOOSE TOPAZ :
In general, you can buy loose topaz at most jewelry stores and also from online websites at many good prices. However, if you're looking for a more exclusive option, some jewelers may only sell loose topaz that has been purchased from them directly. If this is the case with your particular jeweler, be sure to ask beforehand.
Moreover, if you are going to try and buy loose topaz without actually having it appraised, make sure that the seller gives you a certificate for your purchase. This will prove that the gemstone is genuine and of high quality. However, it's a good idea not to pay too much attention to this certificate, because it may just be a piece of paper.
Plus, it depends on how well the stone that you buy is cut and treated. If it was poorly handled, then, by all means, don't even think of buying such a jewel without having it appraised first.
Oh, and one more thing, if the seller has had their business for a while or if they're already retired from cutting loose topaz anyway (hint: always consider this!), ask them about their current stock before beating yourself.
2: HOW TO STORE LOOSE TOPAZ :
One important thing to keep in mind when storing loose topaz is to protect it from moisture. If you're going to be keeping your topaz in a jewelry box, make sure that the box is sealed tight with a rubber band or other type of sealant. And if you plan on storing your gemstone in an airtight container, you should still keep it in a cool and dark place.
In addition, if you plan on wearing your ring with the gemstone while sleeping, then make sure that you don't sleep naked. This may weaken the gem and cause it to fall off one day (you can use a rubber band or piece of string if this happens).
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, keep in mind that even though loose topaz looks similar to a quartz crystal, it's still quite different from something like genuine natural marble. Although very rare, if your gemstone starts to change color or becomes cloudy, it might be a sign that it's not genuine and should be discarded.
3: HOW TO CLEAN LOOSE TOPAZ :
If your jeweler has given you a certificate for the purchase of loose topaz, chances are that they have also instructed you on how to take care of the gemstone. If your stone is properly stored and doesn't get too wet or dirty, it can be cleaned with either water or soap and a soft cloth. And if you do get a cloudy or discolored topaz, gently scrub it with a solution of salt and water.
4: HOW TO DETERMINE THE QUALITY OF LOOSE TOPAZ :
There's no real way to determine the quality of loose topaz unless it has been graded, but there are a few things you can do to get an idea. First of all, if your stone is Viennese (having a specific purple hue), then it's probably a lower-quality piece. Next, look for diamond chips or other features that denote high quality and purity. Finally, when checking out photographs of loose topaz on the internet or in catalogs, make sure that the stone appears very vibrant and alive – this means it has been cut well and is of high quality.
5: HOW TO CARE FOR LOOSE TOPAZ :
If properly stored and handled, loose topaz can last a long time – but just like any other gemstone, taking care of it is key.
When storing your jeweler-given stones, keep them in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. And be sure to wipe down the surface with a soft cloth if they start to get dirty or cloudy. Most importantly, don't wear your stone constantly – take it off when you're not going to be wearing it regularly so that the stone doesn't get beat up and scratched.
In addition, be sure not to store your topaz in a jewelry box that has other stones inside it as the chemicals of these stones can react with yours and cloud or discolor them.
6. WHAT COLORS ARE AVAILABLE :
The colors that topaz is available in can vary quite a bit, but most stones will fall into one of the following categories: violet (a light blue color), purple (a darker blue color), pink, yellow, or orange.
Stones that are violet, purple or pink are usually considered lower-quality and will be more expensive than stones that are yellow, orange, or blue. Additionally, diamond chips or other features indicative of high quality and purity should also be present on higher-quality stones – this can help you differentiate between good and bad quality.
However, if you are purchasing an ordinary color stone, remember that the more vibrant and life-like it looks in a photograph OR when you see it being sold on the sale table at your local jeweler – the better. This is because topaz of lower quality may appear dull and lifeless to many people simply due to this lack of vibrancy or "life".
7: HOW DOES THE GRADING PROCESS WORK?
When you send in your Loose Topaz for grading, we first examine it to find any imperfections or blemishes. Once those have been identified, we will measure the weight and size of the stone and then assign a grade based on the following scale:
• AAA – The stone is of excellent quality with very few flaws. It is large and has a high weight.
• AA – The stone is of good quality with some small flaws. It is of average size and weight.
Loose topaz is graded according to its color, size, weight, and clarity. The greater the intensity and depth of color, the rarer and more valuable the stone will be. Larger stones are also more prized than smaller ones.
8. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT COLOR GRADES?
The color grades of loose topaz are determined by the amount of blackness in the stone. The less blackness, the higher the grade.
The most common grade is grade 5, which is a light yellow to brownish-yellow color. Grade 6 has a more noticeable yellow and orange tint, and grades 7 and 8 have a pinkish-orange tint.
Loose topaz is a beautiful gemstone that can be found in different colors.
Loose topaz is a gemstone with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. On the Mohs scale, 1 is the softest, and 10 is the hardest. The different colors of loose topaz are determined by their color grades.
There are 3 color grades for loose topaz:
- Fancy: This color grade is for stones that have an intense hue and deep saturation.
- Near Colorless: This color grade is for stones that are very close to clear, with only slight tints of color or none at all on some stones
- Tinted: This color grade is for stones that have light tints of secondary colors such as pink, green, blue, or yellow
10. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF LOOSE TOPAZ?
Setting realistic expectations of the cost of topaz, You’ll see an increase in quality and price as we travel down to a warmer climate that contains different types of ores, which creates stones with a metallic tint. Usually, placer deposits for loose topaz are cheaper than the sort that comes out from the mines; some values can be given at $0.50 - $10 per pound.
Loose topaz is usually separated from healed stones to avoid damaging damaging existing colors or designs.
Pricing for loose topaz varies wildly depending on the quality of the product, region of origin, and quantity offered.
WHY BUY LOOSE TOPAZ FROM NOBLE GEMSTONES?
The news about the Solar Eclipse in August has caused some gemstone shoppers to rethink what they are doing with their natural gemstone collections. Everyone usually knows that loose gems are best to appraise the rock. Noble Gemstones is an official supplier of rough natural topaz for jewelry designers, model builders, and custom artisans, so it's where you should be looking for all loose natural topaz--whenever possible, superb hand-selected stones that offer the very best value from every quarry around the world.
We deliver the higher quality loose topaz all over the world at competitive prices as compared to other sellers, we also provide certificates on demand.