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  1. Blue Topaz and Created White Sapphire Hoop Earrings in Sterling Silver 20% OFF
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  3. London Blue Topaz and Diamond Earrings in 14 Kt. White Gold - EW01031BL 20% OFF
  4. Blue Topaz and Diamond Earrings in 10 Kt. Pink Gold - YBTOP10KR 53% OFF
    Special Price $200.00 Regular Price $428.00
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    Special Price $329.00 Regular Price $571.00
  6. Impulse Collection London Blue Topaz and Diamond Earrings - EF476155 40% OFF
  7. London Blue Topaz Earrings in 10K White Gold - YER00594W1LB 51% OFF
    Special Price $70.00 Regular Price $142.00
  8. Primary 44% OFF
    Special Price $119.00 Regular Price $214.00
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Topaz was most likely named from the Sanskrit word “topas”, meaning fire. The ancient Greeks thought topaz gave them strength and, in later centuries, topaz was credited with the power to overcome evil magic. For centuries, the people in India have believed that when topaz is worn above the heart it assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.

For most of history, all yellow gems were called topaz. It wasn’t until the 1700s that scientific advances allowed for the testing of chemical properties of gemstones, allowing scientists to distinguish topaz from other yellow gemstones. Today topaz is found in a variety of colors including brown, saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, and colorless.

Topaz is frequently treated for color enhancement. Treatments include irradiation and/or surface coatings. Because these treatments are not permanent, special care is required in the cleaning of these gemstones. Because heat can remove the coating, never ultrasonic or steam clean these pieces.

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Ultrasonic: Never; warm soapy water only Major sources: Brazil
Phenomena: None Hardness: 8
Heat: No routine concerns Steamer: Never
Stability: No routine concerns Toughness: Poor
Enhancements: Heat and radiation for color