Blue topaz

Blue topaz stone meaning. The blue topaz crystal is the birthstone for those born in the month of December and often use in jewelry as ring, necklace, earrings, bracelet and pendant.

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As one of the most used blue stones in jewelry, its price, its hardness and clarity make it easy to cut and mounted in ring, necklace, earrings and bracelet. London blue topaz stone is often use for affordable engagement rings.

99.99% of natural blue topaz are irradiated. It is very rare to find a non-irradiated natural stone.

Topaz is irradiated to enhance, change as well as to deepen its color. This process can take place in an accelerator by electron bombardment. A nuclear reactor by neutron bombardment or by exposure to gamma rays in an irradiator machine. Usually, it is gamma rays from radioactive elements like cobalt which labs use to irradiate topaz. Depending on the type and duration of irradiation. And the type of heating process used afterward, the outcome varies from Sky to Swiss to London blue topaz. London blue is the most expensive and scarcest type. Because it needs neutron exposure, which is the most expensive process as well as the longest holding times.

Gemstone irradiation

The gemstone irradiation is a process. To improve its optical properties, the stone undergoes irradiation treatment. High levels of ionizing radiation can change the atomic structure of the gemstone’s crystal lattice. Which in turn alters the optical properties within it. As a result, the gemstone’s color may be significantly altered. the visibility of its inclusions may be lessened. We regularly practice this kind of treatment in the jewelry industry. A nuclear reactor do neutron bombardment. Also in a particle accelerator for electron bombardment. Likewise a gamma ray facility using the radioactive isotope cobalt 60. Irradiation has enabled the creation of gemstone colors that do not exist or are extremely rare in nature.

Irradiated topaz

The most commonly irradiated gemstone is topaz. It becomes blue after the process. Blue topaz is very rare in nature and almost always the result of artificial irradiation. According to the American Gem Trade Association, about thirty million carats of topaz undergo this treatment every year globally. The united states treated 40% of the stones in 1988. Since 2011, the United States no longer irradiates any topaz.. Major treatment areas are Germany and also Poland. Finally, most of treatments is done now in Bangkok, Thailand.

Blue topaz meaning and properties

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Blue Topaz meaning is known to soothe, recharge, heal, stimulate, and redirect the energies of the body to where they’re required the most. It’s a stone that will enhance forgiveness and truth, and bring a lot of joy, abundance, generosity, and good health. It’s known as the gemstone of love, affection, and good fortune.

Blue topaz birthstone

Blue topaz is the birthstone for those born in the month of December. Many people say that it is reminiscent of a clear blue lake on a summer’s afternoon. In Sanskrit the word for topaz is “tapas”, meaning fire.


Is a blue topaz valuable?

Large dark blue stone can be very expensive, price up to $ 100 per carat. And small light blue topaz stone price can cost only a few dollars per carat.

Is blue topaz natural?

Naturally blue color is quite rare. Typically, colorless, gray, or pale yellow and blue material is heat treated and irradiated to produce a more desired darker blue.

What is the meaning of blue topaz?

Often associated with loyalty and love, this gem represents eternal romance and friendship. Blue topaz birthstone of December symbolizes honesty, clarity of feelings, and deep emotional attachment. Gifts of topaz jewelry and gems may signal a wish for a committed romantic relationship or a strong appreciation of loyal friendship.

What is the difference between London blue, Swiss blue and Sky blue?

Sky blue is a light blue color with a low tone and light saturation. Swiss blue is a bright blue  with a medium tone and light to moderate saturation. London blue is a dark blue with a moderate to dark tone and saturation. These three colors give jewelry buyers a choice of three blue colors.

Is blue topaz precious or semiprecious?

There are only four precious stones: Diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald. Therefore, blue topaz is a semi precious stone.

How can you tell if a blue topaz is real?

This stone will only show a pure blue hue. Aquamarine and blue zircon will have a slight green tint amongst the blue. You can also look at the crystal structure of the stone. Topaz minerals form a tetragonal prism while the aquamarine minerals form a hexagonal cylinder. Blue zircon is a tetragonal crystal system, synthetic blue stones don’t have crystal system. You can also test the hardness with a hardness tester: topaz is 8, zircon is 7.5, aquamarine is 7.

The best imitation of this gemstone is synthetic spinel. You just have to look the stone under an ultra violet light. The topaz will not change color while the spinel will change color.

Can you wear blue topaz everyday?

A beautiful blue gemstone that is excellent for daily wear in jewelry. Some of the most popular ways to wear topaz include in engagement rings, cocktail rings, pendant necklaces, and earrings.

Is aquamarine more expensive than blue topaz?

Aquamarine is generally much more expensive than topaz, with the main reasons being that topaz is artificially heated whereas aquamarine is natural in color and aquamarine is more rare because there are less quantity available in the market. That’s why an aquamarine ring can cost double price of a topaz ring.

How do you clean a blue topaz?

It can be cleaned with water and soap: First, add some soap to a bowl of warm water. Put the ring in the bowl and let it soak for 20-30 minutes. Take the ring out and clean the gemstone by gently rubbing it with a soft cloth or by scrubbing it with a soft toothbrush.

Is blue topaz a lucky stone?

The stone should be used to bring wealth and abundance. It carries energies of good fortune, and it will bring you successful attainment of goals. This stone will fill you with confidence, creative problem solving, self-control, and honesty.

Who should not wear blue topaz?

Capricorn and Aquarius Ascendant. If you were born in Capricorn ascendant then Jupiter becomes lord of the 3rd house of courage, siblings, journey and the 12th house of expenditure and losses so that Topaz gemstone should not be wear.


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