Ideal for fall-color jewelry designs, this round Anastasia™ topaz stone features deep yellowish-orange to pink hues that catch the light and draw the eye. Emphasize the rich and varied color by using it for a custom pendant design, or partner it with complementary-color stones such as peridot or garnet in a bold, multicolor necklace, ring, or brooch. Anastasia topaz is produced by enhancing white topaz with a vapor deposition coating that creates a colorful, iridescent effect. Topaz is one of the birthstones for November.
A hard, usually transparent aluminum silicate gem material, faceted topaz has a brilliance that rivals more expensive stones, making it an economical alternative to more costly gemstones. An "8" on the Mohs scale, topaz is tough and durable, ideal for all types of jewelry. Topaz forms in a orthorhombic structure with crystals that are usually primatic. Pure topaz is colorless; impurities in the stones give them the colors they present; stones can appear in a range of colors, with natural pink being the rarest. Most topaz colors are heat-treated or irradiated to enhance their color. In folklore, this stone is believed to dispel sadness and fear, to ward off poisons and to reverse infertility.
Round-cut gemstones are highly popular and the most commonly available. Rio round gemstones are calibrated for size and hand inspected to ensure maximum attractiveness.