Blue Topaz is a vibrant blue semi-precious gemstone. The magic of Blue Topaz is a winning combination of brightness, depth and clarity at an attractive price. Most Blue Topaz originates from Brazil however it has also been found in Russia, Germany, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria.
Natural bright Blue Topaz is quite rare. Usually, heat treatment is applied to a colourless, grey, yellow or pale blue Topaz. This treatment results in either a deep blue with a grey/ green hue known as London Blue, a brilliant light blue known as Sky Blue or a medium blue called Swiss Blue.
I find the London Blue very dark and rather unnatural looking and the Sky Blue a little light, very similar in colour to an Aquamarine. I personally prefer the Swiss Blue. It is a medium bright blue and has enough oomph without being overwhelming. Swiss Blue reminds me of the sky on a relaxing, warm, Summer day.
The magic of Blue Topaz mixes well with other stones. The deep blues of Iolites or Sapphires compliment the medium blue of the Topaz. Purple Amethysts and Blue Topaz make an exquisite colour combination. Clear stones such as Quartz or Rainbow Moonstones enhance the brilliance of the blue.
I occasionally put Blue Topaz together with small red stones – Garnets and Rubies but I find that Yellow Citrines don’t go so well, neither do brown coloured stones such as Smokey Quartz.
I’m excited by bold, clean designs that showcase the dazzling blue of the stone. I love this ring because I feel that the simplicity of design – the White Gold setting and Yellow Gold band with two Diamonds either side complement the unadulterated beauty of the centre stone.