London Blue Topaz Education

London Blue Topaz Education

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.


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Why We Love London Blue Topaz


1

London Blue

The shade of London Blue Topaz, a darker, slate-hue is what makes it an elegant choice for crafting adorable jewelry.

2

Rarity & Availability

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.

3

Meaning & Significance

London Blue Topaz has been a symbol of calmness, stillness and inner peace.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

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.


CLARITY

Clarity

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.


CUT

Cut

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 WEIGHT

carat

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.


 

FAQ’S


How is a London Blue Topaz made?
  •  The formation of Topaz usually takes place in cavities of rhyolite, pegmatite and other kinds of other igneous rocks.
  •  The London Blue color is imparted to the natural Topaz by the means of heat treatment. Although, natural blue topazes do exist but they are very rare.
What is difference between lab grown and natural London Blue Topaz?
  • Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-treated Topazes.
  •  One must not confuse “lab treated” with the “fake”. Natural Topaz is heat treated to bring out the London Blue color.
  • However, lab-created or lab-grown London Blue Topazes are free from inclusions as compared to those found naturally. 
Where do London Blue Topaz come from?

Most of the Topaz come from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Japan, Mexico, Madagascar, Burma, Australia and USA.

How to take care of London Blue Topaz Ring?

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.

What is a London Blue Topaz certification?

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.

How much does a 1 Carat London Blue Topaz cost?

Depending on the quality of London Blue Topaz, the average price can vary from $3 to $16 per carat and sometimes even more.

 

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