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Is Topaz Expensive: Features that Make this Stone Popular

Is topaz expensive? Like any gemstone, there are several factors that determine the value of topaz, such as clarity and size, however, it is color that has the biggest impact on value. Topaz comes in many colors, some of which are rarer than others, which will increase the price of Topaz. Is Topaz expensive? This article will help you understand how much your topaz is worth.

Topaz is relatively abundant and can be found all around the world, predominantly the North and South America (Brazil), Australia, Russia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and some parts of Europe.

Due to the abundance and larger cut size compared to sapphire, rubies, and diamonds, topaz is generally much less expensive than other gemstones.

How much is topaz worth?

Imperial Topaz or Precious Topaz is the rarest and most expensive topaz. It presents itself with golden-pinkish-brown colors. Imperial Topaz can fetch as much as $1,000 to $3,000 per carat in stones greater than 4 carats.

Pakistan and Russia also produce some of the world’s most beautiful pink topaz. Pink Topaz can fetch anywhere from $50 per carat to $100 per carat.

Blue Topaz from the Ural Mountains in Russia is quite rare and beautiful and can seek high prices, however, most Blue topaz generally is available to purchase for anywhere from $10 to $25 per carat. Blue topaz is considered the most popular color of topaz. The popularity of the blue topaz likely comes from the abundance and affordability of the stone.

Blue Topaz is often broken down further into three descriptions of blue:

  • Sky Blue (light)
  • Swiss Blue (medium)
  • London Blue (dark)

However, the different range of blue hues does not impact the value of the topaz. Topaz is often irradiated and heated to bring out more vibrancy in its color. Natural Topaz (unheated) tends to fetch higher prices than heated topaz.

So is Topaz expensive? Overall, Topaz’s price per carat is not expensive, however, some beautiful larger topaz pieces may be very valuable.

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