Getting The Best Blue Topaz Rings

by The U.S. National Archives

Blue topaz is best known as the alternative birthstone for November and December. Blue topaz rings give an unmistakable look of elegance to the hand. Topaz is one of the gems used in the gates to the Holy City of the New Jerusalem, which believed that they protect against enemies. But it is unsure if the name topaz came from Greek or Sanskrit. Romans dedicated the topaz to Jupiter.

In ancient times, there are many myths about the topaz, for example, it could make men more handsome, make sterile women fertile and also that if topaz was thrown into boiling water one could immerse their hand into it. I do not recommend you try it. You just slip blue topaz rings on it, and then you will feel more cold and only burn will be to your eyes from its brilliance.

Topaz is believed to reduce pain, anger and could calm. Topaz occurs in a variety colors such as pink red, orange green, blue and a clear topaz which is often treated to produce blue. Found in Mexico, Australia, Africa, Brazil, Burma, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the former USSR, Topaz has hardness 8 and the blue topaz was often mistaken for aquamarine as is usually very pale when found naturally, and that in itself is not too common.


Mostly, Blue topaz is irradiated and heat-treated to produce the varying degrees of blue although blue topaz has been treated to attain the wonderful shades of blue. It remains unaffected wise durability, maintaining its hardness level. There are various shades of blue from a very pale to a stunning deep blue. Blue topaz rings as ornate, delicate or stylishly elegant as the wearer would want.

The different cuts of blue topaz allow for creativity. Cluster style topaz or a solitaire topaz with clusters of small diamonds make for a dazzling effect set on yellow gold or white. It is can reflect an antique or modern feel. Set in yellow gold or white, single topaz of different cuts with a more patterned band. These bands can be scrolled and laced intertwined. This list is endless.

Traditional settings are lasting classics. Never go out of date, as solitaires on a plain band, solitaires with diamond arms and clusters these can be use as engagement and stunning dress rings will delight generations. There are also big and bold settings, more modern and unusual designs and settings. For kids, there are smaller blue topaz rings with settings are more delicate.

Either solitaire or a smaller stone set into a signet ring, these can be silver, white or yellow gold. Always remember to appreciate these lovely gems. Blue topaz rings with settings in a thicker more masculine band on yellow gold or white. For all occasion, blue topaz rings are sure to delight and impress not only the wearer but even those who admire fine jewelry.

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