The name of the stone comes from the Sanskrit ("tapas" — fire). This semiprecious stone is a mineral ferrosilicon aluminum. Topaz can be blue, yellow, pink, light-red, Golden, green, purple, Magenta, brown and even colorless. These amazing gemstones sparkle and shimmer in the sun, the ebb of mother of pearl. The most valuable color of Topaz, blue, gold and pink. The stones are mined in Russia - in the Urals and Siberia, and around the world - in Ukraine, in Brazil and Sri Lanka. Topaz is difficult to handle, but it is popular and used extensively by jewelers to make ornaments.

Cleaning Topaz

Topaz can be cleaned with a special jeweler's paste. It can offer to buy in a jewelry store. However, this paste is expensive, and the effect is no better than ordinary soap solution.

To clean a gold ring or earrings with Topaz, it is necessary to prepare a solution consisting of 25% of mild detergent and 75% warm water. Place the product into the solution for 15-30 minutes depending on the degree of contamination and then clean it of debris and dust using a soft brush. For these purposes, the ideal used toothbrush. Its bristles lost their stiffness, but, nevertheless, she is strong enough to clean the jewelry from dirt. Allow the product to dry. After that buff it with a soft cloth or chamois. And only after the ring or earrings are completely dry, you can put them in a box or pouch for storage.

Way to clean Topaz

Jewelry with Topaz can be worn in the pool. If in water, added the bleach, it can harm the stone.

On the Mohs scale, which determines the hardness of a mineral, Topaz is rated 8 ratio, which means that this mineral is very hard. It is second in hardness only to diamond and corundum. Despite this, he is afraid as thermal and chemical influences. The stone fades, and even loses color. Therefore, when cleaning the stone it is impossible to use any chemical cleaners, especially those containing chlorine. Decoration with Topaz must be removed when you do your homework, before going into the shower or sauna to avoid any contact with cosmetics and Soaps. Store Topaz best separately from other jewelry, preferably in a cloth pouch. And avoid the abundant sunlight on the stone. It is bad for the color. For example, the blue Topaz in the sun pale.

Adhering to these simple rules for the care of Topaz, you can ensure it a long life as your beloved jewelry.