Blue Topaz is deceiving rare. Prior to the 1970s, most topaz used in jewelry was yellow to brown in color. The majority of today's jewelry containing blue topaz has gone through a process known as gem treatment. This is when natural topaz, most commonly yellow, is exposed to high amounts of electron or gamma radiation. In short, this radiation exposure messes with the electron content of the topaz, essentially damaging the crystal on a molecular level. This changes the colors perceived by the human eye. The two most sought-after hues of blue topaz and known as Swiss Blue, and London Blue. Yes, blue topaz is safe to wear. Every company that works to create blue topaz has to be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Blue Topaz is most commonly associated with compassion and communication. It is said to be the perfect stone to help build bridges and connections with those around you. It is also used to promote forgiveness, truth, and relaxation.
Chemical Formula: Al₂SiO₄(F,OH)₂
You will receive one (1) tumbled stone similar to the ones pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.
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