Sparkling Blue Topaz Jewells
We have some of the prettiest new jewellery set in 925 silver with gorgeous pale blue Topaz stones, reminiscent of sea spray or a pale morning sky.
Topaz is the birthstone for December, and also sometimes given in celebration of the 4th and 19 wedding anniversaries.
Topaz is a symbol of love and affection, and has been said to be an aid to ones sweetness and disposition. The name Topaz comes from the Greek word topazion, which may originate from the Sanskrit tapas, meaning, “fire yellow stones.
Topaz is particularly good for artists. It gives one access to their artistic creativity, and increases one’s appreciation of beauty. It is said to give a person the capacity to see both the larger picture and the minute detail, recognizing how they interrelate.
Topaz was once was considered one of five elemental substances that would bring protection to the gods. Sometimes the figure of a falcon was engraved upon a topaz, the belief was that it would bring the wearer goodwill and kindness of the powers of the Gods. It was also thought that this would help one attract wealthy patrons who would support artists.
Topaz is used to promote good fortune. In fact, it has been said that dreaming of topaz may indicate that good fortune is on its way. These dreams can also suggest love affairs.
Tradition holds that topaz confers many benefits upon its wearer. It would dispel cowardice, calm the temper, cure madness and plague, and sharpen the wit. It was also thought to aid in sleep and eliminate nightmares, as well as cure rheumatism and soreness in the joints. It has been said to instantly lose its color to indicate that poison is present, thus protecting its owner. Handy!
It is also fun to buy a loose topaz gemstone and have it set with your own design, Lawson Gems in the Brisbane Arcade have some gorgeous loose stones, not only blue topaz but Opals, Rubies and Sapphires as well
CARING for your TOPAZ jewellery
The best way to clean topaz is with warm soapy water. Never clean topaz in a home ultrasonic cleaner or a steamer. It is important that the stone be protected from any sort of exposure to rapid temperature change, acids, or heat. Topaz is relatively hard but can crack easily if dropped so handle your Gemstone with care.