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Please Note: A new group of rather fantastic color precious topaz has just arrived. We are starting with the cushion-cut examples!

We also have a group of very large topaz gemstones

CLICK HERE for Group of Large Topaz


   

Featured Topaz

New Group of Precious (Imperial) Topaz!!

We have just received a fantastic group of precious topaz from our cutter. This group includes a number of shapes and sizes. The colors of these range from very nice to out of this world
(Light Orange Yellow to Deep Reddish Orange). One of our customers calls this deep reddish orange a "Vivid Cherry Brown." We will be getting several of this new group certified by a local gemologist. Previous examples of this top color from previous cutting groups have been appraised from $250 to $500 per carat depending on clarity.

Let us start with a group of

Cushion-cut Precious (Imperial) Topaz

This is a great group of cushion-cut precious topaz. This is a somewhat unusual cut for precious topaz and has a lot of the advantages of both the oval and emerald shapes. It gives good brilliance without taking away from the color. All of these are lovely and very scarce fantastic shades of reddish-orange (or "vivid cherry brown").

Code

Weight (cts)

Size (mm)

Clarity*

Price

Description

TOP560

.94

7 x 5

EX

$42

Top red orange. Pair with TOP563.

TOP561

.99

7 x 5

VG

$35

Near top red orange. Pair with TOP562.

TOP562

1.02

7 x 5

EX

$41

Near top red orange. Pair with TOP561.

TOP563

1.04

7 x 5

EX

$47

Top red orange. Pair with TOP560.

TOP564

1.61

8 x 6

VG

$64

Top red orange. Pair with TOP566.

TOP565

1.63

8 x 6

EX

$65

Near top red orange.

TOP566

1.66

8 x 6

G+

$58

Top red orange. Pair with TOP564. No definite flaws with my unaided eyes.

TOP568

2.48

9 x 7

VG

$125

Near top red orange.

TOP569

2.60

9 x 7

EX

$169

Top red orange. Lovely!

TOP570

3.26

10 x 8

EX

$212

Top red orange. Lovely!

TOP571

3.46

10 x 8

VG+

$242

Fantastic color - beyond anything you have seen in a topaz!

TOP572

3.66

10 x 8

VG

$189

Very interesting bi-color topaz with top red orange and a lighter shade separated in a diagonal division. This is not obvious until you look for it. Interesting and lovely.
* Clarity Grades:
EX - No flaws of any sort visible with a 10X magnifier. Essentially perfect.
VG - No flaws visible to the unaided eye. Well exceeds commercial quality.
G - Eye visible inclusions exist, but are not obvious and do not detract.

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Emerald-cut Precious (Imperial) Topaz

 

The emerald-cut is designed to bring out all the color in a gemstone at a slight loss in brilliance. When used with a fairly high refractive index stone like topaz you still have a very bright gemstone. The already deep shades of these are VERY intense!

Code

Weight (cts)

Size (mm)

Clarity*

Price

Description

TOP582

1.08

7 x 5

EX

$43

Top red orange. Beauty, quality, and color at an affordable price! Pair with TOP584.

 TOP583

1.10 

7 x 5

VG

$9

Light-medium gold.

TOP584

1.12 

7 x 5

VG+

$39 

Top red orange. Pair with TOP584.

TOP585

1.16

7 x 5

EX 

$25

Medium deep orange-gold. Well above typical precious topaz.

TOP586 

1.16 

7 x 5

G+

 $33

Top red orange. No definite flaws with my unaided eyes.

TOP577

1.65

8 x 6

G+

 $74

Fantastic color - beyond anything you have seen in a topaz! No definite flaws with my unaided eyes.

TOP578

1.84

8 x 6

VG+

$101

Top red orange.

TOP579

1.85

8 x 6

VG

$88

Near top red orange. Pair with below.

TOP580

1.90

8 x 6

VG

$90

Near top red orange. Pair with above.

TOP574

2.53 

9 x 7 

EX

$164

Top red orange. Pair with below.

TOP573

2.66 

9 x 7 

VG+

$160 

Top red orange. Pair with above. 

TOP575 

2.75 

9 x 7 

EX

$96

Medium orange-gold. Above typical precious topaz.

TOP576 

2.95 

9 x 7 

VG

 $118

Medium deep orange-gold. Well above typical precious topaz.
* Clarity Grades:
EX - No flaws of any sort visible with a 10X magnifier. Essentially perfect.
VG - No flaws visible to the unaided eye. Well exceeds commercial quality.
G - Eye visible inclusions exist, but are not obvious and do not detract.

Large Oval Topaz

Matching Pair of Outstanding Imperial Topaz
10 mm X 8 mm - 3.30 and 3.39 Carats
Fine Certified and Appraised Gemstones
Deep Reddish Orange Imperial Topaz
Appear Flawless and Bright

Among the finest precious topaz that I have ever seen

Certified Grade and Appraisal

Additional Explanation

Gemstone: Pair Matching Imperial Topaz
Shape: Faceted Oval Mixed Cut
Measured Weight: 3.30 & 3.39 ct - 6.69 tcw
Measurements:
10.17 mm X 8.13 mm X 5.44 mm
10.17 mm X 8.11 mm X 5.12 mm
Overall Cut Profile: Good
Match:Very Good
Colors:
50% Y2O (moderate yellowish Orange) +
+ 10% Brown Mask

60% R1O (slightly reddish Orange)
Clarity: Type I - VVS
Estimated Total Retail Replacement Value: $3,615.00.

Code: TOP383 and TOP384
Price: $830.00 (only 23% of appraised value)

(This gemstone comes with the full certification and appraisal papers - 6 pages and binder)
This is a matched pair of the best and deepest color topaz that I have ever seen. The color of this pair is quite remarkable.

Topaz is a Type I stone which means that one expects it to have few inclusions. For this stone type, VSS means that any inclusions would be minute and difficult to see using a 10X magnifier. They would be invisible to the unaided eye. This is the highest grade that the GIA allows for any gemstone.


I would call the color of this pair a deep reddish-orange. The colors and cuts appear identical to the eye. Best I have ever seen!

This is a lovely and attractive matched pair. It may be used for a pair of rings or possibly the best pair of topaz earrings one would find in a lifetime of trying. Precious Imperial topaz is usually fairly light in color. These are NOT light. These were a surprise to several viewers who had expected something lighter.

Description of Topaz

Topaz are silicates of aluminum with fluorine and hydroxyl. A general formula for topaz is: Al3(SiO4)(OH,F)2. There are colorless, yellow, pink, and blue topaz. Good colored yellow and pink are considered the most valuable. The colorless is usually known as "silver" topaz and has been used as a less expensive substitute for diamonds. The hardness of topaz is 8 and the density 3.54 (values for diamond are 10 and 3.52, respectively).
Most of the
blue topaz are produced by irradiation of colorless topaz. While this is accepted in the industry, we do not consider this a fully natural process. Recently there has been a quantity of natural blue topaz in lighter colors available from Nairobi.
Topaz is a gemstone that can have a problem due to what is called "perfect cleavage" along a plane at 90 degrees to the sides of the original crystal. If topaz is cut at the wrong angle relative to the plane or has rough handling along this plane, it can cleave (split) in such a perfect fashion that it looks almost like it was cut with a knife. If the gemstone was cut correctly originally this should never be a problem. Rings are a piece of jewelry that always gets the roughest handling and some additional care should be taken with large topaz rings.

The most valuable of topaz are those of golden and pinkish colors. The most valuable of these is called "Imperial Topaz" which is one of the most valuable of the gemstones after the "precious" stones.

The following topaz are listed by color in the order of Precious/Imperial, Precious/Golden (Brandy), Blue, and Silver. The Imperial Topaz are then listed by weight. The other three groups are divided by shape and then arranged by weight.

Please Note: A new group of very large to huge topaz has just arrived.

CLICK HERE for New Large Topaz Group

Precious Topaz - Imperial Topaz

The rarest of topaz is named the "Imperial Topaz" with bright golden colors. These colors range into great golden, apricot, and peach colors. In some of the most valuable examples of this variety, the color can become almost as vivid as fire opals.

Because of a very good buy from one of our suppliers, we are able to offer several exceptional examples of these at about at a price that can be considered below normal wholesale. These are among the most valuable of gemstones outside of the range of stones called "precious" gemstones. For this variety, examples above 1 carat are scarce and above 2 carats very scarce. The term "precious" gemstone is overworked. Flawless imperial topaz is much more rare than flawed rubies and emeralds that sell for a much higher price.

Pear-shaped Imperial Topaz
7.6 mm X 4 mm - .59 Carats

This nice pear-shaped Imperial Topaz is well cut (although possibly a tiny bit thin) and has an attractive peach golden color. It appears bright and flawless to my eyes. Even using the 10X magnifier, no flaws of any type were visible to me. This gemstone would make a lovely ring or pendant.
Code: TOP246
Price: $35.00.

Oval Imperial Topaz
7.3 mm X 4.8 mm - .64 Carats

This gemstone is a bright mid golden color. No flaws of any kind were visible to me even using the 10X magnifier. The cut is possibly a little thin. This gemstone is excellent in quality and would make a great jewelry item.
Code: TOP247
Price: Only $35.00.

Oval Imperial Topaz - Vivid Gold
6.4 mm X 4.8 mm - .67 Carats

Imperial Topaz has a range of colors possible. This one is a vivid gold with a hint of pink. The photo shows it more pink than it should. This stone is very bright and flawless to my eyes. It would also be flawless using the 10X magnifier except that there are several facets that could have been better polished. The fine color makes this gemstone.
Code: TOP256
Price: $38.00.

Sky Blue Topaz

Most blue topaz are produced by irradiation of colorless or nearly colorless topaz. The following topaz are fully described, but there is no way I can determine if these are "natural" or irradiated. The prices would be the same for each in any case. These are listed here in by shape and then in order of size. Do not let the price fool you. We are passing along a great price that we got from our supplier for buying a large order.

Included in this list are several cushion cut examples which is an uncommon cut for topaz. A cushion cut is like a rounded rectangle. This cut is a combination of an oval and a rectangle cut gemstone. Normally the extra facets
make this much more brilliant than an emerald-cut would be.

Series of Brilliant-cut (Round) Sky Blue Topaz

All of these round topaz are exceptionally bright and flawless to my eyes. They are well cut and attractive. A detailed description of each gemstone is given below. Any of these would make great rings or pendants with a lot of sparkle and flash.

TOP187 - 6.4 mm diameter - 1.12 Carats - Using a 10X magnifier, I was able to see a couple of tiny inclusions that looked like lighter colored dots. This is a nice gemstone and is a light to medium sky-blue.
Price: $6.00.

Series of Oval Sky Blue Topaz

The following group of blue topaz are all very attractive and at least "eye-clean" except where noted otherwise. These have a lot of flash and appeal well beyond their cost.

This group of blue oval topaz has three different shades of blue. Color 1 on left is a mid sky-blue, color 2 in the center is a slightly lighter sky-blue, and color 3 on the right has a strong greenish tone. It is almost more green than blue. Please remember that topaz has two refractive index levels and color can vary on each axis.

Code:

Size (mm):

Weight (cts):

Price:

Description:

TOP299

10 X 8

2.77

$13.00

This gemstone is a medium-light sky-blue with a touch of green (color 3). It is well cut and exceptionally bright. Using the 10X magnifier, very careful examination did not show any inclusions or other problems. This is essentially a perfect stone suitable for a ring or pendant.

TOP300

10 X 8

3.25

$5.00

This blue topaz is a strong medium sky-blue with a touch of green (color 3). This stone looks excellent at first glance, but there is a minor chip on one facet.

TOP301

10 X 8

3.40

$12.00

This bright blue topaz is the slightly dark color 1 in the above photo. It is especially nice with only a few inclusions visible with some difficulty with the 10X magnifier.

Series of Pear-shaped Sky Blue Topaz


All of these pear-shaped are flawless to my eyes and very bright. Pear-shaped stones are noted for their brilliance and make exceptional pendants and very good rings.

Pear-shaped gemstones are among my favorite shapes. These are usually very brilliant and show a lot of flash. The pear cut is not easy to make, but is considered one of the standards. These are all very beautiful gemstones.

All of the gemstones in this list are flawless to my eyes and exceptionally bright. The 11 carat one below did reveal a couple of problems to my eyes when the I looked at the reflected light from just the right angle. These problems were only visible from the back and would not be visible when the stone is mounted.

Code:

Size (mm):

Weight (Carats)

Price:

Description:

TOP196

9 X 6

1.53

$9.00

This gemstone is flawless to my eyes. Using the 10X magnifier, several small inclusions were visible. Someone with sharper vision might see a few stars with the unaided eye in this gemstone.

TOP292

10.2 X 6.8

2.41

$11.00

This pear is bright and well cut. There are a couple of very tiny problems on the bottom facets visible with the magnifier.

TOP290

12.2 x 8.2

3.64

$16.00

This pear is bright and well cut. There are a couple of very tiny problems on the bottom facets visible with the magnifier. A nice mid blue color.

Silver Topaz

Silver topaz is colorless or a very light blue. This is a "natural" topaz color. These make bright and attractive jewelry pieces.

Brilliant-Cut (Round) Silver Topaz

Series of Brilliant-cut (Round) Silver Topaz

All of these round topaz are exceptionally bright and flawless to my eyes. They are well cut and attractive. A detailed description of each gemstone is given below. Any of these would make great rings or pendants with a lot of sparkle and flash. Because of the large quantity of topaz I bought at one time, I was able to pass an excellent price along to you.

TOP266-8 - 4 mm diameter - .30, .31, and .34 Carats - This is a matched group of three very bright round topaz. Using a 10X magnifier, there are a couple of very tiny inclusions visible. Great accent stones, for a small ring, or for earrings. These gemstones are colorless with no trace of blue or gold.
Price: $1.50 each.

TOP276 - 5 mm diameter - .67 Carats - Using a 10X magnifier, there were no problems of any kind visible. There are the same size as a 1/4 carat diamond. Great accent stones, for a small ring, or for earrings. These gemstones are colorless with no trace of blue or gold.
Price: $3.00 each.

TOP273 - 6 mm diameter - 1.15 Carats - This is a very bright round topaz. Using a 10X magnifier, there were no problems of any kind visible. It is the same size as a 1/2 carat diamond. Great accent stone or for a small ring. This gemstone is colorless with no trace of blue or gold.
Price: $5.00 each.

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Last Updated Nov-13-2002