|Blue topaz, the cheap gem that owes its color to irradiation, took the jewelry world by storm in the 1980s. The trade expected pink topaz could be just as inexpensive. It's one thing to coax deep-blue from cheap colorless topaz but another to coax deep-pink from uncommon precious topaz. |
|Pink topaz is often cut to maximize rough yield, making calibrated gems suitable for jewelry exceedingly rare.|
Pink topaz looks good in low-light conditions due to its transparency and high refraction. With a Mohs’ hardness of 8, pink topaz is a good choice for everyday jewelry.