This natural white topaz stone features the Natural Brilliance Cut created by Swarovski Gemstones™. Its precision-cut, finely calibrated facets are designed to maximize the radiant light within the gemstone. In comparison to the cut typically used for topaz, the Natural Brilliance Cut delivers superior brightness, fire, reflection and the dispersion effects that generate eye-catching rainbow colors. This natural white topaz is precision-cut by Swarovski Gemstones™ to be perfectly symmetrical with dependably consistent proportions between crown, girdle and pavilion. This stone displays a bright, clear color and is carefully calibrated, ideal for pave setting and for use as an accent stone in your custom designs.
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 prismatic. 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.
Also called a "navette" cut, the marquise cut features pointed ends and an elongated shape. Its faceting is a variation of the brilliant cut, designed to maximize the play of light within the stone.