The beautiful blue of the sky on a summer's day sparkles in every blue topaz. Fresh and breezy, blue topaz is one of the most versatile gems in nature's palette. It is affordable and available in both small and large sizes, making it a designer favorite.
Gemvara's blue topaz has a bright and lively Swiss blue color that looks right set in all metals. Gemvara also offers London blue topaz, which has a darker, more intense shade of blue for extra drama. You'll find that blue topaz jewelry complements almost everything in your wardrobe, from browns and grays to vivid tones.
Blue topaz is a December birthstone and the gem for the fourth anniversary.
Blue was once the rarest color of topaz, but today it is the most common, thanks to a stable color enhancement process involving irradiation and heat that was developed in the 1970s.
Legend says that topaz dispels enchantment. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz has the power to increase strength and make its wearer invisible in times of emergency. Topaz was also said to change color in the presence of poisoned food or drink.
Topaz is a very hard gemstone, but it can be split with a single blow: a trait it shares with diamond. As a result it should be protected from hard knocks. Clean with mild dish soap: use a toothbrush to scrub behind the stone where dust can collect.