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Many new gem advancements have been made in the modern era. Blue Topaz is one of the most valuable. Whether for an engagement proposal, wedding rings or just something pleasant for yourself, buying beautiful blue topaz jewelry can be intimidating.
The blue topaz is the birthstone for December and has been adored and worn by numerous people throughout history.
But wait! Let’s first talk about,
Topaz is a mineral species composed of aluminum silicate with fluorine that develops in an orthorhombic crystal structure.
As with all jewels, there are components in their environment that contribute to their hue. Topaz's natural pink, red, and violet to purple colors are caused by the element chromium. Because fully saturated blue topaz is extremely rare, colorless topaz is frequently treated to make it blue. Another fascinating feature of topaz is that it is pleochroic, which means it can show varied colors depending on the crystal direction.
But, you must be thinking,
That is open for discussion! Most people assume that the name topaz comes from the Greek word "Topazios," which was once used to refer to a small Egyptian island in the Red Sea. (While this island never produced topaz, it was formerly a source of peridot, which was mistaken for topaz before modern mineralogy.) Others attribute the word topas or tapaz, which means "fire" in Sanskrit.
Topaz was a prominent stone in many early civilizations, believed to bring protection.
The ancient Egyptians thought that topaz was colored by the sun god Ra's rays. Topaz was thought by the ancient Greeks to have the power to enhance strength and make the person invisible in moments of crisis. Topaz was supposed to shatter magic spells and remove wrath in Europe during the Renaissance Period (the 1300s to 1600s). Many Indians have long thought that wearing topaz above the heart ensured a long life, beauty, and wisdom. The gem's ownership in Russia was restricted to the royal family, indicating that this stone was genuinely unique.
Then I'm sure you're wondering,
Because most topaz stones are pale and translucent, finding naturally produced blue topaz is quite rare. In contrast, natural blue topaz does not come in a variety of blue tones. Natural stones have a very pale blue color, similar to Swiss blue topaz rather than London blue topaz. The majority of blue topaz used in modern jewelry and accessories has been heated in some way.
Genuine blue topaz is always irradiated, which is completely safe to wear. The treatment period ranges from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the origin of the rough topaz. The ocean blue color has long astonished the jewelry industry and is regarded as a top seller.
The lustrous blue resembles aquamarine, which is significantly more expensive than genuine topaz, so one should be cautious when purchasing aquamarine. This stone normally costs between $4 and $15 per carat, depending on the cut, such as rose cut, brio lite, or drop shape.
Blue topaz is found all across the world, but the best gems are found in Southeast Asia. Topaz stones can also be found in the mountains of central Europe, Australia, Brazil, and southern Africa, in addition to Southeast Asia.
The best wholesale blue topaz sourcing can be found in Thailand, where some of the best wholesale suppliers, such as Anshi Jewelry and Gajendra Thai Gems, have over 30 years of experience selling this particular stone in all shapes and sizes.
To be honest, blue topaz has a unique place in our hearts among all the lovely blue gemstones available. Whether it's because of the stone's long history of safeguarding civilization after civilization, or because of its capacity to cure and nurture love. It's no surprise that we desire it in our jewelry collections because of its broad list of great features, combined with its beauty and charm.