925 Sterling Silver Brilliant Blue Topaz diamond Ring
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz had the power to increase one’s strength during times of trouble. The Egyptians believed that topaz was colored with the golden glow of the sun god Ra.
Topaz can be found in all colors of the rainbow. The most valuable color is red and is often referred to as imperial topaz. Less than 1% of all gem quality topazes exhibit this color.
Topaz is associated with loyalty, friendship, and faithfulness, making it an ideal gift for a wedding or anniversary. Topaz is the designated gemstone for the 4th and 23rd anniversaries. Blue topaz is reserved for the 4th anniversary while imperial topaz is reserved for the 23rd anniversary.
When worn as a necklace, topaz was once believed to drive away sadness and strengthen intellect. Blue topaz is the Texas state gemstone.
There are two theories about where the name topaz originated. One is that the name came from a small island in the Red Sea called Topazios. This island never actually produced any topaz gemstones, but instead produced peridot. In fact, before modern mineral detection methods were invented, topaz was often confused with peridot. The other theory surrounding the origin of its name comes from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” which means fire.
Topaz has a rating of 8 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale for gemstones, making it a durable gemstone that can be worn daily without too much risk of damage.
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Gem Weight: 0.12 CT
diamond Weight: 0.144 CT
Band Width: 2.62 mm