It is safe to say that almost all gemstones have a history and origin surrounding their evolution, therefore, the blue topaz isn’t an exception.
In early human history, it is believed that there is an Egyptian Island named Topazos, now known as St John’s Island in the Red Sea where a yellow-colored topaz variety used to be mined. Topaz was once predominantly found on this Island.
Biblically, the book of revelations, refer to the stone of the apocalypse as the topaz gemstone. It was also written that Aron also selected the Topaz gemstone as one of his priestly breastplates.
In the middle ages, Topaz was always a prized and rare stone from the time of the middle ages until discoveries of large deposits in Brazil in the 19th century.
In Egyptian practices, it is the symbol of Ra, the Sun god, who was the giver of life.
The 18th century witnessed a popularity in the adornment of the Brazilian topaz amongst European aristocrats. The enormous Braganza topaz was set in the Portuguese Royal crown, and the Parure necklace of Maria Pavlovna, belonging to the Swedish royal family, is made with Brazilian topaz.
Catherine Middleton has been known to wear a pair of blue topaz and diamond drop earrings on social occasions. Hollywood is also very fond of the blue gem, famously worn at award ceremonies by Cate Blanchett, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez.
It is worthy of note that natural blue topaz exists but it is rare and very pale in color. Most are found in Brazil but a few natural blue topaz gemstones were discovered in the United States in Texas.
Majority of the commercial productions are found in Brazil and Nigeria, while some deposits are found in India, Australia, Burma, and Mexico.
Fortunately, the gemstone has flooded the jewelry market making it very affordable for all and sundry.
Benefits and Healing Powers of Blue Topaz
Asides from the affordability and beauty of this gemstone, there are some amazing healing benefits that you stand to gain from wearing this fascinating gemstone.
Some of these believed healing properties include recharging and aligning the body and soothing the soul and mind.
Additionally, the stone is known to attract abundance, healing, and joy, which benefits anyone who wears this incredible stone, either as a blue topaz ring, blue topaz necklace or blue topaz earring.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz has the power to increase strength and make its wearer invisible in times of emergency.
It is also associated with affection and is often given as a sign of love. Blue topaz is the true anniversary gift to signify both four and 19 years of marriage together.
Shopping For Your Blue Topaz Jewelry
It's no gain saying that blue topaz is enhanced to create specific hues, asides from this fact, you can comfortably buy exactly the shade you prefer, ranging from London blue topaz, sky blue topaz and Swiss blue topaz enumerated below respectively.
London Blue Topaz: London blue is a white topaz that has been exposed in a nuclear reactor to change the color to a saturated and deep blue. Many of these have a slightly greenish tone when viewed from certain angles.
Sky Blue Topaz: Taking a closer look at the sky blue topaz, what comes to mind is the color of the sky without clouds. The gemstone comes clean, clear, and in delicate blue color.
Swiss Topaz: Swiss topaz is one of the prettiest and most famous member among the topaz family. It has a vivid blue color which is darker than the color sky topaz and lighter than London topaz. The main consumer markets of Swiss blue are the U.S.A, Asia, and Europe.
The Difference Between Blue Topaz and Aquamarine
You should be aware that the blue Topaz closely resembles the finest Aquamarine, and offers a very attractive and more affordable alternative to aquamarine.
The most remarkable insightful details is the light and refraction lines (the way light reflects in many directions). If the refraction are more than two lines in your blue stone, it’s likely a blue topaz..
Caring For Your Blue Topaz Jewelry
Blue topaz is a hard gem, with a Mohs hardness of 8. In spite of its hardness, it should be handled with care.
Blue topaz can be safely cleaned with warm soapy water. Never clean blues topaz in a steamer or a home ultrasonic cleaner.
It is important to protect your blue topaz jewelry from any kind of exposure to rapid temperature change, acids, or heat.
A topaz stone will start to lose its color if kept out in the sun or exposed to other kinds of heat.
.Azuras’ Blue Topaz Collection
Blue topaz jewelry is really one of the most commonly sold on the market due to its price point. Either it’s the blue topaz engagement rings, blue topaz necklace, blue topaz rings, topaz pendants, topaz earrings – all these are quite close to the hearts of women.
As closely as this November Birthstone is to the heart of women, we have varieties of blue topaz jewelry for you to choose from. Ranging from the dainty Alchemy London Blue Topaz to the dance with the wave ring.
Every piece from our collection has almost all women in mind. Rings, necklaces and earrings with blue topaz are a gorgeous choice for a November birthday gift. No matter the occasion, blue topaz jewelry is sure to be adored.