- Jun 11, 2021
The video is is not well-lit to show the facets and light reflection. I can see the cut, but it isn't a very brilliant stone, nor is it a vibrant, rich color that would make it valuable.
It hasn't sold. Just because something is listed at a particular price point does not mean it is worth that price or that anyone will buy it. I am glad you like your ring but it is not worth anywhere near $2000. An inexperienced gem consumer is not likely to stumble upon a great deal, and it is even less likely that such a person could turn their purchases for profit. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe there is any gemstone where the description of "brownish" would increase its value.
The stone is very brown and very dark. The title of your thread is, "Is this shade of topaz expensive?" It is not. It is a common shade of topaz, which is already a cheap stone (most of the time). It is set in what appears to be an inexpensive silver or silver-toned ring. You can buy a brighter topaz in a more attractive setting for under $50 on Etsy. I hope the ring brings you joy. I do wish people on these forums would stop asking questions if they don't want to hear the answer.
That particular stone is an Imperial Topaz, and yes they are worth more.
However if one were to buy this stone at that price, one would expect if not demand for the stone to be certified by a reputable laboratory to confirm its provenance.
The cutting of that stone also appears to be of better quality than yours.
Until your own stone is certified and confirmed as an Imperial Topaz, it remains as an ordinary orangey brown Topaz that is unlikely to be worth a lot of money.
Your comparison is not like for like, the colour alone may look similar, however that's about it to be honest.
It may come as a disappointment to you, however, I, along with the other contributors cannot honestly say your own stone is worth a lot of money based on the colour and cutting alone.
Enjoy wearing your ring.