Swiss Blue Topaz Gem, Trillion Fantasy Cut, set in sterling silver ring. 7mmx7mm. Although blue topaz is a relatively common gem, this particular gem is unique in its fantasy cut. Fantasy cuts are non standard cuts (not based on published and standardized faceting blueprints). They are generally more unusual and creative than standard cuts. Blue topaz is the state gemstone of the US state of Texas. Naturally occurring blue topaz is quite rare. Typically, colorless, gray or pale yellow and light blue material is heat treated and irradiated to produce a more desired darker blue. 99% of blue topaz is heated and irradiated. Before the 20th century, all yellow, brown, and orange transparent gems were called topazes. Modern gemology defines topaz as a distinct gem species, chemically and physically. Although topazes come in many colors, such as rare pinks and reds, many people still associate these gems with yellow. Topaz is the November Birth Stone.
Topaz Lore and Mysticism
An English superstition held that topaz cured lunacy if worn or carried on the person. In the past, Topaz was thought to attract gold. Most likely due to its common yellowish color, some people in the MIddle Ages believed topaz had the mystical ability to attract gold. In particular, topazes set in gold purportedly did this most adeptly. Presumably, esteem follows wealth, as topaz has been associated with royalty, too. In the Middle Ages, carved gemstones were believed to be natural wonders possessing special powers. If kept in the home, some believed a topaz could ward off accidents and fires. If kept under a pillow, it could prevent nightmares. It is also believed to relieve arthritis pain, improve digestion, aid in weight loss, and attract love.
Astrologically, topaz is ruled by the sun and by fire, under the zodiacal sign of Scorpio. Topaz is a protection stone, and is believed to protect against envy, disease, injury, sudden death, sorcery and negative magick, and mental illness. It is believed to relieve depression, anger, fear, greed, rage, and all disturbing emotions. Placed under your pillow, topaz is thought to prevent nightmares and sleep walking. Historically it has been used to relieve the pain of arthritis and rheumatism, as well as regulating the digestion. It is sometimes worn for weight loss. Topaz is used to bring wealth and money. According to Edgar Casey, topaz brings an energy of playfulness and joy into one's life. He recommended use of topaz anytime you need to make a fresh start with a smooth and happy transition.
All of our stones and jewelry prices are based upon the GEMVal monthly gem value ratings (www.gemval.com) so the buyer can rest assured that they are getting a fair price based on color, cut and gem availability world wide. All of our gems, both rough and cut, have been certified to our company as natural and of the nature as described. And, we perform a number of tests on both rough and cut gems we obtain in order to confirm their specs (e.g RI, spectroscopy,thermal conductivity testing) to the best of our ability and within error variances. We are a family owned business located in Knoxville, Tn, home of JewelryTV, but we have worldwide connections for obtaining the highest quality rough and cut gems for our clients, including East Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Columbia, Cambodia, China, India, and Afganistan. See our website at www.adventuregems.biz for more info.
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Estimated shipping times
North America : 1 - 4 business days
Europe : 2 - 4 weeks
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 2 - 4 weeks
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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
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Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.