Blue topaz jewelry

Topaz is an aluminium silicate containing fluorine and hydroxyl. Purely, it is colourless (white) ; it is the impurities which cause the variations of colour. “Topaz ranges from colourless to yellow, orange, red-brown, light to dark-blue, pink to red, violet and light-green.” Furthermore, Topaz is distinguished by its hardness and its perfect cleavage. This fine stone is found in Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Myanmar (Burma), China, Germany, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and in the USA.

Blue topaz are very rarely in the nature (deposits in Northern Ireland and UK), and there are only in a very pale blue colour. The other shades of blue result from techniques (irradiation and heating).

Sources :

http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/topaz/topaz-info.php

http://www.gemselect.com/other-info/topaz-colors.php

Tanzanite jewelry

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Tanzanite is a variety of Zoisite (calcium aluminum silicate ) and has a colour varying from blue to violet. This stone is Heat treatments enhance the Tanzanite’s colours. This gemstone is named “Tanzanite” because a deposit was found in 1967 … Continue reading

Apatite jewelry

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Apatite is a calcium phosphate mineral. It is the most widespread phosphate in theĀ  nature. The name Apatite derives from Greek “apatein” meaning “misleading” because this gemstone was confused with other minerals like tourmaline, peridot, emerald or aquamarine. Surprisingly, Apatite … Continue reading