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Swiss Blue Topaz Braided Ring, 925 Sterling Silver, December Birthstone Ring, Princess Cut Topaz Ring, Square Swiss Blue Topaz Ring

  • $110.00

This handcrafted ring is made with a Swiss blue topaz on a sterling silver band. The topaz is an 8mm princess cut stone, and is set into an 8-prong braided band.

Swiss blue topaz:
Shape: Princess cut (square)
Size: 3.00 ct
Dimensions: 8mm
Clarity: VVS
Treatment: Heated
Origin: Brazil

Swiss blue topaz starts out as a colorless white topaz, and is then heated and irradiated to achieve a vibrant blue color. Only extremely pale blue topaz occurs naturally, which is very rare. The color treatment of Swiss blue topaz is stable and permanent. The color of blue topaz can vary from a light sky blue topaz to an intense deep London blue topaz, with Swiss blue topaz being the medium bright blue color. Swiss blue topaz takes several weeks to achieve it's blue color, and is similar in color to zircon. Swiss blue topaz has a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale, making it a durable gemstone that can tolerate daily wear. Swiss blue topaz is commonly used as the birthstone for December, as well as zircon, turquoise, and tanzanite.

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