Blue topaz

Blue topaz gem

Topaz was widely used in antiquity, including blue topaz, and it is one of the oldest and best-known gemstones.
The name “topaz” probably comes from the old name “Topazos” of the island “Zabargad”, also called “Saint John Island” off the coast of Egypt in the Red Sea, where there are peridots, named topazes until ‘in the middle Ages.
Brazil is the current main producer of topazes, but other deposits also exist in Australia, China, United States, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe.
Sometimes confused with aquamarine, apatite, blue tourmaline, gem blue topaz is the best known of all varieties of topaz.
The gem blue topaz containing annoying inclusions is regularly cut in cabochon.

Fine stone blue topaz

Natural gemstone blue topaz is very rare, its color is due to physical and chemical imperfections in its crystalline structure.
Most blue topaz gemstones on the market are actually transparent topazes that have been treated by heating and/or irradiation to give them their blue tint.
This process nevertheless has the advantage of giving a stable color to the stone which will not vary over time.
Intensely colored gemstone blue topazes are treated and are distinguished by three distinct shades of blue, London blue, Swiss blue and Sky blue.
In lithotherapy, fine stone blue topaz would have certain virtues to prevent depression, stress and anxiety. It would promote blood circulation and vascular exchanges.
This gem is highly appreciated for its ability to open dialogue, promote communication and relationships with others.

Fine stone blue topaz is a very popular variety of topaz and is one of the fine stones regularly used in jewelery and jewelery to be mounted in jewellery.