Cleaning Mystic Topaz

The easiest way to clean your mystic topaz is to rinse it with a mild soap and warm water, and dry carefully with a soft cloth. Azotic, the creators of the mystic treatment, suggest using Windex.
According to Azotic:

The Azotic® Designer Enhanced Gemstone should not be exposed to any abrasives, acids, or immersed in an ultrasonic cleaner. Ultrasonic cleaners may contain a pickling solution that would cause damage to the Azotic® enhanced surface of the gemstone.

Abrasive cloths may scratch the Azotic® enhanced surface of the gemstone. This may not remove the treatment, but scratching the optical surface will affect the reflection of light traveling through the gemstone. This influences the color and clarity of the gemstone.

High heat may adversely affect the refractive index and eliminate color intensity. Heat should NOT be applied to the enhanced surface of the gemstone.

4 Responses to “Cleaning Mystic Topaz”

  1. Sue Muff Says:

    Hi – how do you clean underneath the stone without a brush and /or cloth? Windex alone will not SOAK off the dirt or grime.

  2. Lori Says:

    Can you clean or soak your Topaz in sea salt, if no, why not?
    Thank you for you time in ansering my question.
    Lori

  3. Amy Travers Says:

    Could you please tell me what the difference is between Rainbow Topaz and Mystic Topaz. And, if they are a natural gem, why are they treated – and what does treatment involve?

    Kind regards
    Amy

  4. Adam Says:

    Sue – if you cannot get to the pavilion of the stone with the windex, I do suggest using a brush or cloth — but if you use a brush, be sure to use something with soft bristles.

    Lori – salt water may leave some grime on the stone, as salt can deposit on the gem or on the metals that you are soaking in the water.

    Amy – for some, there is no difference… sometimes mystic topaz is called rainbow topaz. However, sometimes it is used to indicate a different color of rainbow used in the treatment. The base gem is natural (the topaz), but it is coated with a titanium based solution on the bottom half of the stone (the pavilion). The coating is the only way topaz can get these colors. Otherwise, the topaz is a clear white stone. Topaz can naturally occur (imperial topaz) with peach, yellow, orange, pink, red and brownish colors. You’ll notice on our site the treatment is disclosed, so you can see it is diffused with the coating.

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