Thursday, 4 September 2014

*Gemstones* - Topaz jewellery at The Earring Collection

***Gemstones***

Topaz



Topaz is a hard and durable gemstone, and will not dissolve in most chemical solvents. However, it does have perfect cleavage which can make it prone to chipping or forming flaws if banged hard. Topaz is also a pleochroic gemstone and can have varied color intensity when viewed at different angles. Due to its good cleavage and pleocroic nature, care must be exercised when faceting Topaz gemstones.

Blue Topaz does occur in nature, but is rare and almost always lightly color. Most if not all blue Topaz used in jewelry has been irradiated and heat treated to artificially create the blue color. The original stones are colorless or lightly colored, and the radiation process gives them their deep sky-blue colors. In a few rare circumstances, some forms of blue Topaz tend to slightly fade in exposure to sunlight after extended periods of time. - See more at: http://www.minerals.net/gemstone/topaz_gemstone.aspx#sthash.0GgCOQGi.dpuf
Topaz is a hard and durable gemstone, and will not dissolve in most chemical solvents. However, it does have perfect cleavage which can make it prone to chipping or forming flaws if banged hard. Topaz is also a pleochroic gemstone and can have varied color intensity when viewed at different angles. Due to its good cleavage and pleocroic nature, care must be exercised when faceting Topaz gemstones.

Blue Topaz does occur in nature, but is rare and almost always lightly color. Most if not all blue Topaz used in jewelry has been irradiated and heat treated to artificially create the blue color. The original stones are colorless or lightly colored, and the radiation process gives them their deep sky-blue colors. In a few rare circumstances, some forms of blue Topaz tend to slightly fade in exposure to sunlight after extended periods of time. - See more at: http://www.minerals.net/gemstone/topaz_gemstone.aspx#sthash.0GgCOQGi.dpuf
*Sneek Peek* 
*Topaz Earrings and Jewellery available  *

in Store Now!
at
The Earring Collection
120 High Street, Cowes
 
Trillion cut blue topaz and sterling silver, ring £148
 STRIKING.....
Topaz and hallmarked silver bangle, £96  Also available with sapphires, rubies, turquoise and peridot

 Blue topaz drop earrings, £62 (Online and in store)
ELEGANT......
Spinnaker earrings, Blue topaz and silver drop earrings, £28
 TIMELESS.....
Blue topaz baguettes set in silver, £120

A small taster!.....

"Blue Heaven" earrings. Topaz set in sterling silver nests, £72


Topaz set in textured sterling silver , £86




The Earring Collection....for earrings as individual as you are....