What is Purple Topaz?

The purple stone glints in the light as you turn it over your fingers. Full of mystery and magic, purple topaz is a stone not readily found in the world. Developed for Shop LC, learn how to identify purple topaz as you add them to your collection.


Determining Purple Topaz Stone Worth

Is purple topaz valuable? The value of colored stones is typically determined by a combination of its color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. This is no different when determining what purple topaz is worth. These guidelines will help in choosing stones for your collection.

  • Purple Topaz Color

Embodying deep violet hues, purple topaz will display even color throughout the stone.

  • Purple Topaz Clarity

Shop LC uses the cleanest colorless topaz gemstones when creating topaz rings. As a Type II gemstone, you can expect to find minor inclusions within purple topaz. However, these are to be expected and don’t affect the overall value of the gem unless they are very prominent.

  • Purple Topaz Cut

Purple topaz gemstones are extremely versatile. Expect to find them available in a wide variety of traditional and fancy shapes. The most popular cuts favor round and oval shapes.

  • Purple Topaz Carat

There are many excellent selections available when considering purple topaz. Favoring mid-size stones, find options from around 6mm round gems through larger specimens like ovals up to 14mm x 10mm in size.

Purple Topaz Treatment

Colorless topaz gemstones are very popular for enhancement. The most common treatment for these stones is coating through a process known as physical vapor deposition. Purple topaz from Shop LC is treated through coating with this method.

Caring for Purple Topaz

Topaz is generally known for its excellent hardness but poor toughness, due to its tendency to cleave. While ranking eight on the Mohs scale of hardness, the coating treatment applied to the stone is not as durable. For this reason, it’s recommended to handle purple topaz with care.

Maintain the appearance of your purple topaz gems through regular basic jewelry care. Clean purple topaz with warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush. Rinse with cool water and dry with a soft towel. Do not use ultrasonic or steam cleaners. Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals.

Store your purple imperial topaz jewelry separately from other items in your jewelry box. Storage solutions that use a material like felt are a better choice. Or, wrap the item in a soft piece of cloth if desired.

Who Can Wear Purple Topaz?

Purple is a color on the rise. With a reputation for mystery and enchantment, purple hues offer the same opportunity to create an air of mystery as black. However, with its connection to the mind, purple adds a depth of imagination and dream-like quality when selected for your wardrobe.

How Does Purple Topaz Compare to Other Purple Stones?

Amethyst is perhaps the best-known purple stone in the world. Purple topaz shows to be a strong rival. Purple topaz favors cooler tones than amethyst, favoring deeper elements of blue within its color.

Where Does Purple Topaz Come From?

Purple topaz starts their life as a colorless stone, sometimes known as white topaz. These gems are found throughout the world. Our purple topaz comes directly from a licensed vendor of these specially treated stones. Azotic uses a proprietary process to treat colorless topaz gems, resulting in a surprising array of potential color. This lets us offer stones in many fascinating colors, without the associated cost.

Purple Topaz Properties

What Does Purple Topaz Mean?

To several cultures of the Ancient World, topaz influenced a variety of body functions. It was believed to aid digestion while boosting metabolism. Also, it is said to promote relaxation while reducing stress.

As a color, purple is linked to creativity, imagination, and the world of dreams. While most often associated with artists, writers, and musicians, purple is also ascribed to practical problem solvers like engineers and scientists who may rely on ingenuity and visionary thinking to create breakthroughs.

Purple is harmonizing, helping us retreat into a state of peacefulness when the world can be a bit ‘too much.’ It’s an excellent choice for meditation, and combined with the relaxation qualities that all topaz shares, makes for a robust centering stone.

Disclaimer: For informational purposes only. These remedies, approaches, and techniques are not a substitute for professional medical care or treatment. They should not be used to treat any ailment without prior consultation with a qualified health care professional.

Is Purple Topaz a Birthstone?

Topaz is one of two modern November birthstones, the other being citrine. Traditionally, this fall birthstone is considered in shades of orange and brown. Purple topaz offers a refreshing take on this option, while its calming purple tone remains perfect in autumn palettes.

Some may wish to consider purple topaz as an alternative to London blue topaz for the 4th wedding anniversary, or as an alternate stone for imperial topaz, the 23rd-anniversary gift stone.

Purple Topaz Facts

  • Purple topaz ranks eight on the Mohs scale of hardness.
  • Purple topaz is known for its deep bluish purple color.
  • Shop LC sources our supply of purple topaz from a licensed Azotic vendor.
  • Purple topaz undergoes a special coating treatment to create its purple color.