This loose faceted Blue Topaz gemstone is a true treasure piece that can be displayed as a treasure piece or set into a new jewel. The December birthstone has a beautiful luster and sparkles and shines with each angle. While blue topaz is highly popular, Swiss blue is the brightest, and most electric and vivid of the variety.
The name topaz derives from Topazios, the ancient Greek name for St. John’s Island in the Red Sea, where yellow topaz were first found. Pure topaz is colorless, but can take on any color of the rainbow, including this incredible mesmerizing pure, bright blue. Other than Brazil, other sources include Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, and Australia.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength, break magic spells and dispel anger. To this day, the stone is often worn above the heart to assure long life, beauty, and intelligence.