Swiss Blue Topaz Education

Swiss Blue Topaz Education

Swiss 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, Swiss 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 Swiss Blue Topaz


1

Swiss Blue

The shade of Swiss Blue Topaz, a bright, light blue hue is what makes it an elegant choice for crafting charming jewelry.

2

Rarity & Availability

Swiss 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

Swiss Blue Topaz has been a symbol of calmness, brightness and healer of negative feelings.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

The Swiss Blue color specific to this topaz is defined by bright and light shades falls in the mid-range of London Blue to Sky Blue Topaz. 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 Swiss Blue color, it also brings a reduction in the number of inclusions.


CUT

Cut

The cut of Swiss 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 Swiss 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 Swiss Blue Topaz made?
  • The formation of Topaz usually takes place in cavities of rhyolite, pegmatite and other kinds of other igneous rocks.
  • The Swiss 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 Swiss 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 Swiss Blue color.
  • However, lab-created or lab-grown Swiss Blue Topazes are free from inclusions as compared to those found naturally.
Where do Swiss Blue Topaz come from?

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

How to take care of Swiss Blue Topaz Ring?

Swiss 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 Swiss Blue Topaz. 

Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Swiss Blue Topaz certification?

The most common Swiss 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 Swiss Blue Topaz cost?

Depending on the quality of Swiss Blue Topaz, the average price can vary from $11 to $19 per carat and sometimes even more.

 

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