Naturally occurring blue topaz is rare, and when it does occur the
color is generally pale. The blue topaz that is on the market today
has been treated with radiation to deepen and set the blue tones. The
process used gives very predictable results, making it possible to
perfectly match the hue every time.
recently, blue topaz was considered the least valuable of all topaz
colors, but the advent of the irradiation treatment has changed that.
The stunningly clear blues that are achieved has made blue topaz one
of the most popular gemstones on the market.
topaz jewelry when doing house or yard work, and before applying
makeup and hair spray.
Cleaning blue topaz
topaz jewelry with a soft cloth or brush and a solution of mild
dishwashing liquid and water. Soak the piece of jewelry in the
solution for ten to twenty minutes, then carefully scrub with a soft
toothbrush. Do not use ultrasonic or mechanical cleaners and avoid
harsh chemical cleaning solutions.