19.4mm 38ct SWISS BLUE Topaz octagon rectangle gemstone

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 19.4 x 14.9 x 12.3mm
Weight (carats) 38 carats
Colors
Irradiated

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ShangrilaGems supply fully traceable gemstones.  This is from Minas Gerais Brazil.

Please note this is a large stone and whilst handling it for photography it gained moisture and dust specs - it is a very clean stone.

In recent years this gemstone has zoomed up in price. By some five times. Due to it's immense popularity in the Far East.

Think of a gorgeous blue stone and a topaz is most likely to cross your mind.  The pacific blue colors. It reminds us of tropical beaches, swaying palms and lush crystal clear blue water we want to dive in to.  Topaz is fairly hard at 7.5 to 8 on the MOHs scale of hardness.  99.99% of blue Topaz is both heated and irradiated.   Untreated blue Topaz is incredibly rare.


PLEASE NOT THAT MUCH OF THE BLUE TOPAZ FOR SALE IS COATED WITH A SYNTHETIC COATING - OR IT MAY BE TREATED QUARTZ.  TOPAZ  WEIGHS MUCH MORE  MORE THAN QUARTZ. SO 1CT OF TOPAZ WILL BE SMALLER THAN 1CT OF QUARTZ DUE TO THE DENSITY. 

An English superstition also held that topaz cured lunacy. The ancient Romans believed that topaz provided protection from danger while traveling. During the Middle Ages, it was believed that attaching the topaz to the left arm protected the owner from any curse and warded off the evil eye. It was also believed that wearing increased body heat, which would enable people to relieve a cold or fever. In Europe in the Middle Ages, topaz was believed to enhance mental powers.  Topaz is used in Indian Astrology.   


$1,139.00 USD

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Starts 25th Apr 2020 5:10am PDT

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