Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. While often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), they are a separate and unrelated mineral species. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in white, yellow, pink, purple, orange, and many popular blue tones.
Caring for your topaz jewelry is a simple process that will ensure that your gemstone maintains its beautiful sparkle. The best way to keep your gem clean is to bring it to your local Helzberg Diamonds store for a complimentary cleaning and inspection. At home, you can brighten your topaz jewelry by gentling wiping the gemstone with a jewelry polishing cloth and warm water.