History, Beauty And Facts Of Topaz Jewelry

When it comes to gems, topaz may be one of the most popular. Topaz jewelry is very elegant, trendy and for those who believe, topaz jewelry holds mystical powers that have been used for centuries. This sparkling gem stone that stands for the month of november has quite a history.

Blue Topaz Ring

Blue Topaz Ring

November’s birthstone, the topaz is a very interesting gem. Those with topaz jewelry will find themselves with a piece that varies from a light and shiny aqua blue to a dark and dreamy turquoise blue that is known as London Blue. In many cases, the London Blue that is seen is created from Topaz that is treated with intense heat to cause a deeper color change. To have the gem appear to be a dark blue in nature is very rare and certainly would make the gem very valuable.

Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings

Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings

The gem is clear and its natural color actually ranges from a clear color, like that of a diamond to a pink, red, yellow and then the blue that we all know. The name actually means fire, perhaps those who named this gem were looking at the red variation? In that respect, it may have resembled a ruby. However, now-a-days, the topaz that is used for jewelry will be the beautiful blue that we all associate with this special gem.

Topaz jewelry is very popular for several reasons. One main reason is that it is very strong. It is also affordable. Topaz is easy to take care of; most of the jewelry is cleaned and taken care of with a simple gem stone cleaner that keeps it sparkling. The topaz jewelry that is popular today will be blue in color. This version may have been treated to produce the blue color; it is very difficult to know if a gem has been changed from its natural color. It is quite legal and accepted for these gems to be turned blue and that is one of the reasons that blue topaz jewelry is so popular and available.

Blue Topaz Large Ring

Blue Topaz Large Ring

Topaz has long been used in the jewelry of ancient civilizations. Beginning with the Romans and the Greeks, topaz jewelry was very valued. This gem was mined in medieval times; although the topaz that was sought after was a maroon-yellow color. The rulers of the time would have topaz put in their crowns and was always considered to be a rare gem until the middle of the nineteenth century. It was at that time that very large deposits of this gem were discovered in Brazil. Once this happened, it allowed it to be popular and enjoyed by many. It is now found in Brazil, Australia, Burma, Nigeria and Mexico.

Blue Topaz Necklace

Blue Topaz Necklace

Topaz is considered to be very sacred in the Hindu religion, it is one of the scared stones of the Kalpa Tree and believed to ail those who thirst, give a heightened sense of intelligence and allow a person to live a longer life. In the country of Africa, the gem is used by the bushmen for aid in journeys and for healing. Long ago, topaz jewelry was believed to give the wearer an attraction to wealth and also aided in those who worked in the arts. It is said to give creative powers and helps people with concentrating. It was also thought to help wearers sleep well and to be of use when someone had an addiction to lustful sins. Now, we all know topaz jewelry to be simply beautiful and fun to wear.

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