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The Colors of topaz

Most topaz is naturally colorless, heated after mining to reflect different colors. Colorless topaz can be used as a more affordable alternative to diamonds and white sapphires in jewelry.

The most popular color is blue topaz. While naturally occurring topaz is quite rare, intense heating produces these beautiful and desirable colors. Swiss blue topaz is a bright, charming hue, while London topaz is a darker color, closer to teal. Topaz can also be enhanced to have a similar appearance to blue sapphires.

Other colors of topaz include yellow, orange, red, pink and pale green. Because of its stunning variety, topaz can often be mistaken for other gemstones. You can be confident that every Ritani topaz is genuine and of stunning quality.

Grading topaz

While there is no standardized grading system for colored gemstones, there are several factors to consider when looking for your perfect topaz. Typically, topaz has a very high clarity – meaning you will not easily spot imperfections and blemishes without magnification. The gemstone's luster and clean appearance is key to its appeal and popularity amongst jewelers.

Because topaz is often heat-treated, darker colors are typically considered more valuable. The energy it takes to produce a dark blue stone, as opposed to a sky-blue, translates into a higher price-point for that gemstone. With colored gemstones, we recommend focusing on choosing your preferred color, as opposed to a larger gem. The color of topaz is much more significant than its size.

topaz Jewelry

Topaz has been used for thousands of years to create striking earrings, necklaces, bracelets and cocktail rings. The bright hue of Swiss blue and striking depth of London topaz are particularly desirable, adding a vibrant richness to fine jewelry that is more affordable than many other gemstones.

To best highlight your topaz's blue tones, we recommend settings in white metals such as sterling silver, white gold and platinum. Rose gold and yellow gold will create stunning impact when paired with yellow, orange or red-toned topaz.

Choosing Your topaz

Every topaz offered by Ritani is of the finest quality, hand-selected for its beautiful color. For the best value, we recommend opting for those with medium-light to medium-dark tones, and light to moderate inclusions. These criteria will ensure that your gemstone does not have noticeable blemishes that distract from its stunning hue.

Ritani stands by the quality of each of its gemstones, offering free 30-day returns for all orders. Our certified gemologists are available to help you make the right choice.

Caring for your topaz

Limit your topaz's exposure to direct sunlight, as excessive light and heat may cause its color to change over time. Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals and clean regularly with mild dish soap and a soft cloth. Store wrapped in a cloth, so as to avoid scratching from other jewelry.

Shop for topaz

Ritani's topaz selection is curated to offer you timeless pieces that will last through the generations. Each piece is crafted by hand, with the utmost respect for the natural gemstones and precious materials. Ritani and our partner designers strive to retain the organic beauty of each topaz stone, setting them in the metals and designs that will complement them best.

If you would like assistance selecting a piece of topaz jewelry, contact our customer service team at 1.888.9RITANI (1.888.974.8264) or Chat now

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