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Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz

Topaz is a very popular gemstone. One of the most desirable qualities about the gemstone is that it comes in a number of different colors. Blue Topaz is, by far, one of the most popular color options that is available for this gemstone. It is believed that one of the main reasons that Blue Topaz has gained so much popularity in recent times is because it is now accepted on the charts as one of the birthstones for the month of December. Here are some of the things that you may be interested in knowing about the color of Blue Topaz, as well as how the popular gemstone is created.

Blue Topaz Rings can come in a variety of different shades of blue. It ranges from a very light shade of blue to a fairly dark shade of medium blue in color. When it is at its lightest shade of blue, the December birthstone can be easily mistaken for Aquamarine, which is another gemstone that is recognized for its beautiful blue hue. At times, Blue Topaz can appear transparent, but it is more common for it to look translucent.

Most people do not know it, but there are several different names that are used to describe the specific shade of blue that a Topaz gemstone may be. These names include Sky Blue Topaz, Swiss Blue Topaz, and London Blue Topaz. Sky Blue is the lightest shade of Blue Topaz, while London Blue is the darkest shade of the gemstone. Many people feel that Swiss Blue is the most ideal color option, but it really depends on your own taste in gemstones and colors.  

Prior to popular belief, it is not all that uncommon for Blue Topaz to be derived from the natural environment. There are certain areas throughout the world where mining blue varieties of Topaz is a much more common occurrence. Much like the other colors that this gemstone can be found in, blue varieties are not found in every single location where Topaz is mined. While blue is not the most rare color variety is discovered, it is not all that common in most mining locations.

Keep in mind that although it is possible for Blue Topazes to be found in the natural environment, it is much more common for the gemstone to be created synthetically. It is very common for the color of light brown or colorless gemstones to be enhanced to a shade of blue. The main reason that this is so common is because Blue Topaz is one of the most popular and desirable varieties of the gemstone.

Topaz is an incredibly beautiful gemstone. It is available in many different colors, ranging from a shade of yellow orange to pink. If you are thinking about purchasing a Topaz for yourself or as a gift for someone else, then you may want to think about choosing a Blue Topaz. Not only is this gemstone incredibly beautiful, but it is a great choice for those who like the color blue.

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