This Topaz is a Real Natural Topaz mined from Rock. All Topaz Gemstones offered at Pure Gems are Real, Natural, Flawless and of Highest Quality from Brazil.
Topaz has a rating of 8 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale for Gemstones, making it one of the Hardest and most Versatile of naturally occurring Gemstones worldwide.
Natural Topaz grows as a crystal mineral in various rocks, such as rhyolite, granite or pegmatite. It also grows in lava flows or in the late stages of a magma cooling.
Natural Topaz can be found and mined in different parts of the world, with Brazil being the biggest source and supplier of High-Quality Topaz today. All of Pure Gems Topaz Gemstones originate from Brazil.
Topaz is typically mined through surface mining, using heavy equipment and large machines to extract the mineral efficiently from the ground. Bulldozers, drag scrapers or water cannons are used to remove dirt and clay from the mined Gemstones. The now mined and cleaned Topaz is flawless, having a white, or transparent color.
Natural Blue Topaz is very rare in nature. To increase availability of Blue Topaz worldwide, the Natural Mined Gemstone goes through a process of irradiation to enhance its natural color.
The former very light blue, almost transparent Topaz is now Sky Blue. Followed by strong heat, the now blue color of the Topaz is being stabilized. An extended period of cooling allows any occurring radiation to decay, making the Gemstone safe to wear.
Almost all of the Blue Topaz sold today have been irradiated and heated to strengthen its unique and natural color. Due to its transparency, clarity and stunning Sky Blue color, Natural Topaz are highly sought after Gemstones for Topaz Jewelry.