London Blue Topaz belongs to the family of silicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine and the blue color, though very rare in nature but is imparted by the heat treatment of the natural topaz. The birthstone of December, London Blue Topaz was first found in golden yellow color can also range in colors such as amber, pink, red or colorless. Not only colors, topazes are believed to carry different meanings for the people.
The shade of London Blue Topaz, a darker, slate-hue is what makes it an elegant choice for crafting adorable jewelry.
London Blue Topaz is a rare find in the nature but luckily natural topazes can be heat treated to meet the demand of this beautiful gemstone.
London Blue Topaz has been a symbol of calmness, stillness and inner peace.
The London Blue color is defined by medium to dark blue with a gray tint to it. Any other shade for this topaz can reduce its value.
Inclusions can make topazes less transparent and when they are heat treated to bring out the London Blue color, it also brings a reduction in the number of inclusions.
The cut of London Blue Topaz can greatly regulate the overall color and clarity of the gemstone. We owe a great deal to the cutters who are responsible for its beauty.
Carat for a London Blue Topaz is the measure of weight of the gemstone and not the visible size. It is also the primary driver of the gemstone’s price.
Most of the Topaz come from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Japan, Mexico, Madagascar, Burma, Australia and USA.
London Blue Topaz Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives. While cleaning the ring make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the London Blue Topaz. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.
The most common London Blue Topaz Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes a Blue Topaz in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.
Depending on the quality of London Blue Topaz, the average price can vary from $3 to $16 per carat and sometimes even more.