Of course, topaz is very popular and is loved by many women. Its colors are diverse, although in the main you can find topazes of blue and smoky colors.
This stone is considered quite strong, but it is known that it is susceptible to the effects of many chemicals, so when cleaning the stone, you should follow certain rules.
The name of the stone came from Sanskrit ("tapas"Fire). This semiprecious stone is a mineral of aluminum fluorosilicate. Topaz can be blue, yellow, pink, light red, golden, greenish, purple, purple, brown and even colorless. These amazing gems shine and shimmer in the sun, pouring mother-of-pearl. The most valuable color of topaz is blue, golden and pink. The stones are mined both in Russia - in the Urals and Siberia, and around the world - in Ukraine, Brazil and Sri Lanka. Topaz is difficult to process, but it is popular and widely used by jewelers when creating ornaments.
Cleaning products with topaz
Topaz can be cleaned with a special jewelery paste. It can be offered to buy in a jewelry store. However, such a paste is expensive, and the effect is no better than the usual soap solution.
To clean the gold ring or earrings withTopaz, it is necessary to prepare a solution consisting of 25% mild detergent and 75% warm water. Place the product in the solution for 15-30 minutes, depending on the degree of contamination, and then clean it of plaque and dust with a soft brush. For these purposes, the used toothbrush is ideal. Its bristles have lost their former rigidity, but, nevertheless, it is strong enough to clean the jewelry from dirt. Allow the product to dry. Then polish it with a soft cloth or suede. And only after the ring or earrings are completely dry, you can place them in a casket or a pouch for storage.
Than you can not clean topaz
Jewelry with topaz can not be put on the pool. If chlorine is added to the water, it can damage the stone.
On the Mohs scale, which determines the hardness of the mineral,Topaz is given a coefficient of 8, which means that this mineral is very hard. It yields only to hardness to diamond and corundum. Despite this, he is afraid of both thermal and chemical effects. The stone tarnishes and even loses color. Therefore, when cleaning the stone, chemical cleaners, especially those containing chlorine, can not be used. Ornaments with topaz should be removed when you do your homework, before going to the shower or sauna, avoid getting on the stone cosmetic products and soap. Store topaz is better apart from other jewelry, preferably in a tissue bag. And avoid abundant sunlight on the stone. This has a bad effect on its color. For example, blue topaz in the sun turns pale.
By sticking to these simple rules for caring for topaz, you can provide him with a long life as your favorite decoration.