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Enjoy the full beauty of one of the most precious gemstones of all with this stunning London blue topaz band from Noray Designs. Perfect to be presented as an engagement ring, wedding ring, anniversary ring, or simply as a gift to express love and care, the London blue topaz ring can quickly become a cherished possession for its owner.
The ring is made from 14K gold and can be purchased in white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold variants to suit the tastes and preferences of the wearer. It's decorated with beads around the edges, but the star of the show with this piece is undoubtedly the 5mm round-cut London blue topaz stone in the central bezel setting.
With a total carat weight ranging between 0.50 - 0.75 carats, the stone stands out in a crowd with its stunning blue glow, helping to make this London blue topaz gold ring one of the most striking pieces in our collection.
Many people have been beguiled by the beauty of a London blue topaz diamond ring, but few are fully aware of the rich history and deep stories behind this particular stone.
The history of topaz goes all the way back to the days of Ancient Greece. It was then that the name 'topaz' was coined, coming from Topazios, a Greek name for an island situated in the Red Sea. Back in those ancient days, Greeks believed that topaz was able to give them strength, and the popularity of the stone soon spread across the rest of Europe.
Through the late middle ages, there were many who believed that topaz could break curses and calm angry minds, while over in certain parts of Asia, the stone was seen as a bringer of longevity, beauty, and intelligence.
Various types of topaz were discovered and named, but the vast majority were yellowish or brown in color. It was very rare to find natural topaz in other shades, but now and then, discoveries of red, green, or orange topaz were made in places like Brazil, Russia, and South Asia.
It was only in the 20th century that new techniques of heat treatment and gem irradiation were discovered that could be used to alter the color of topaz, giving rise to the popularity of gems like London blue topaz and Swiss blue topaz.
London blue topaz is a very specific color, medium blue in nature, making it darker than a shade like Swiss topaz but lighter than a sapphire. Since natural Swiss blue topaz and London blue topaz are very rare, a London blue topaz wedding band or solitaire ring will usually have to have been specially treated to create its unique color.
Many gemstones are associated with certain months and times of the year, giving those who are born at different times their own unique birthstones to treasure and enjoy throughout their lives. Blue topaz in general is the birthstone for December, and this includes all shades of blue topaz, including London blue topaz.
The cool, icy blue nature of a London blue topaz ring works well with the typically icy weather one may associate with December in many parts of the world. This makes it a fine gift during the winter season for those who celebrate their birthdays at the end of the year, but it can hold special significance for people born at any time.
There are many possible meanings and interpretations one may derive when admiring a London blue topaz diamond ring. Some people feel that it represents love and the strengthening of bonds between people, while others say that it can boost brain power and increase the wearer's confidence, with many people wearing it when starting a new job or founding a business.
It's important to note that there are many forgeries and fakes out there when it comes to precious pieces of jewelry, like a London blue topaz engagement ring. The beautiful color of this stone, along with its high levels of popularity, make it a prime target for those who want to try and fake it.
Unscrupulous jewelers may choose to use quartz instead of real topaz, but there are ways to tell the two apart. A real London blue topaz stone will be harder than quartz, so will be able to leave a scratch mark on the glass. It's also always cool to the touch and can easily be electrified.
A good test to try and identify a real London blue topaz and diamond ring is to rub it against cloth and then see if it generates static electricity to attract things like hair and pieces of paper.
If you're an owner of some form of London blue topaz ring, like a London blue topaz eternity band or vintage rose gold ring, you'll need to look after it with care and consideration. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind: