Champagne topaz

champagne topaz

Champagne topaz is a natural silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine Al2SiO4(F, OH)2. Upon radiation, the stone turns to brown color.

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Champagne topaz meaning

The stone crystallizes in the orthorhombic system. Its crystals are mostly prismatic terminated by pyramidal and other faces. It is also one of the hardest naturally occurring minerals.

Mohs hardness of 8. This hardness combined with its usual transparency. It comes in variety of colors. It means that it has acquired wide use in jewellery,  also as a cut gemstone as well as for intaglios and other gemstone carvings.


Topaz in its natural state is a golden brown to yellow. It looks like citrine because of its color. A variety of impurities and treatments may make it wine red, also pale gray, reddish-orange, pale green, or pink, and opaque to translucent – transparent. The pink and red varieties come from chromium replacing aluminium in its crystalline structure.

Although very hard, We must care topaz more than some other
minerals of similar hardness. Because of a weakness of atomic bonding of the stone’s molecules along one or another axial plane. This gives a tendency to fracture along such a plane if struck with sufficient force.

Topaz has a relatively low index of refraction for a gemstone. And so stones with large facets or tables do not sparkle as readily as stones cut from minerals with higher refraction indices. Though quality colorless it sparkles and shows more life than similarly cut quartz. When given a typical brilliant cut, It may either show a sparkling table facet. Surrounded by dead-looking crown facets. Or a ring of sparkling crown facets with a dull well-like table.

Champapgne topaz stone Irradiation treatment

Some years ago, it was discovered that colorless topaz crystals could be treated by nuclear radiation. The ionizing energy of the radiation would change the color of the stone. The radioactive energy slightly alters the crystal. It creates a color center that gives color to the formerly colorless crystal. Upon irradiation, the stone first turns a brown to brown green color.

The brown tone can be removed with a gentle heating. Or also even upon exposure to strong sun light for several days. The types of radiation used to accomplish this change include gamma, also beta by high energy electrons, and neutron radiation.

Champagne topaz metaphysical properties

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Champagne topaz is a stone of spiritual connection and a great friend when you are doing your cosmic ordering or manifestations. It can release anger and the negative emotions anger builds up. It promotes success along with inspiring you to use your creative imagination.

Champagne topaz chakras

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Champagne Topaz


What color of topaz is most valuable?

Pink and red colored topaz stones are the most valuable. These are closely followed by topaz stones with orange and yellow color.

Is champagne topaz price expensive?

Brown topaz is also less valuable, it has been used in striking pieces of jewelry and ornamental art. In nature, topaz is most commonly colorless, and naturally strong blue gems are extremely rare.

Can you wear champagne topaz stone everyday?

Can topaz be worn everyday? Because topaz is a hard stone, it’s suitable for daily wear. However, it’s also susceptible to damage from hard blows or strikes.

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