Think of a gorgeous blue stone and a topaz is most likely to cross your mind. There are many factors that make it desirable; availability of beautiful colors is one of them. While shades like yellow, gold, pink and violet are attractive; it is blue that always steals the show.
Today, we’re going to do a comparative analysis between two varieties of blue topaz – London and Swiss, to find out which one emerges as a crowd favorite.
Good to Know: Blue topaz stones are reasonably priced in comparison to other popular blue gems, such as sapphire and tanzanite. This is mainly due to its abundant availability in nature. However, when found in its rough form, a topaz is generally clear white or brown in color. Since natural blue topaz stones are extremely rare, most of the Swiss and London blue varieties available today are actually treated white topaz gems. In spite of this, their popularity continues to grow.
Verdict: Market trends and consumer buying patterns indicate that London blue topaz does have an upper hand over the other variety. This can be attributed to its intense color which is perceived to be similar to that of a blue sapphire. It is therefore believed to sell approximately 50% more than its Swiss counterpart.
In addition to the attractive hues, blue topaz has a rating of 8 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which remains unaffected post the color enhancement procedures. So whether you pick Swiss or London, know that you have a durable gem that will last for years.
Why pick one when you can have them both? At Angara, you can shop for stunning rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets embellished with the breathtaking London blue topaz and fascinating Swiss blue topaz. Our London blue topaz jewelry and Swiss blue topaz jewelry can be crafted in a metal of your choice as per your style and budget. Ready to explore our blue topaz jewelry collection and get home pieces that are modern and exquisite?