Blue topaz has become a popular alternative for engagement rings, as it is more affordable than diamonds while still maintaining the classic brilliance of a traditional gem. However, there are a few important things to consider when choosing a blue topaz ring. Read on to learn about the color, clarity and cut of this swoon-worthy stone.
The first thing to know about blue topaz is that it comes in three distinct shades, each with their own perks: London Blue Topaz is the darkest, a rich teal with brown and gray undertones. Swiss Blue Topaz is a bit like a vibrant robin’s egg and Sky Blue Topaz looks exactly like its name. Each is a bit different but they all have the same hardness and quality, so it really just comes down to personal preference.
Clarity is the next factor to consider. Blue topaz is usually very clear, with no inclusions that would detract from its beauty or value. However, some topaz can contain cracks and small chips which will impact the overall look and durability of your ring. For this reason, we recommend that you choose a stone with the highest clarity rating possible.
Finally, it’s important to consider the cut of your blue topaz ring. The most popular cuts for blue topaz rings are round and ovals, which showcase the gemstone’s facets and allow its natural brilliance to shine. However, a princess cut or an emerald cut can also be very beautiful with blue topaz.
Like most precious stones, blue topaz is quite durable and can withstand the wear and tear of daily life. In fact, it rates a 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness (diamonds are a 10), making it one of the harder gemstones available for jewelry. However, it is still a good idea to avoid extremely hot or cold temperatures as this can cause the stone to shatter or chip. In addition, avoid using an ultrasonic cleaner and avoid sudden temperature changes or contact with chemicals such as hairspray, perfume or household cleansers.
Spiritually, a blue topaz ring is thought to enhance communication and promote honesty in all relationships. This mellow stone is also believed to unblock any emotional blockages and encourage forgiveness and compassion in our daily lives. It is especially helpful for those who struggle with anxiety or depression, calming the mind and helping to bring peace to the soul.
At With Clarity, we offer a variety of blue topaz rings that are both faceted and cabochon. We only carry high-quality stones, ensuring that you’ll get the most durable and stylish blue topaz ring for your budget. Whether you’re looking for a gift for yourself or someone else, a blue topaz ring is sure to be the perfect choice. As with all of our jewelry, our blue topaz is pre-energized and can be worn immediately, on the suggested specific right/left hand finger.