Topaz: The enduring symbol of love and affection, the topaz is believed to bring the wearer friendship and ensure fidelity. Blue topaz is mined in colors of pink, blue, brown and colorless. Available in a wide array of colors, topaz is the birthstone for November and the suggested gift for the twenty-third anniversary. Topaz rates 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Enhancements: Although cutting is the most basic enhancement method necessary to display the beauty of a gemstone, there are many fascinating methods by which man has demonstrated his ability to draw maximum color, luster, clarity and brilliance from natures earthbound treasures. A basic understanding of these enhancement techniques will add to your appreciation of the beauty, durability and value of the gemstone jewelry you already own, or plan to purchase in the future. Most blue topaz is heated and chemically treated to bring out the vibrant blue color. This treatment is substantially permanent and is acceptable in the trade. You should assume that the blue topaz sold at MyJewelrySource is treated unless stated otherwise.Blue Topaz care: Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner on your blue topaz jewelry. Avoid sudden temperature changes, steaming and contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals. Clean only with a damp cloth or soft brush with room temperature water.
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