5 Facts About December’s Birthstones – Blue Topaz

December 5, 2011 | Post by Laura Carmosino

Even though you might see the colors red and green plastered everywhere with Christmas on it’s way, the real color of the month is blue. Cool icy blue topaz is December’s birthstone and without a doubt one of the most popular gemstones at Ice. Here’s a few fun facts about blue topaz that you might not have known.

1. There are three main shades of blue topaz – Sky, Swiss and London Blue. Sky and Swiss are on the lighter side while London Blue is a much deeper blue color, almost resembling sapphire. (The ring pictured to the right features both London blue and sky blue topaz.)

2. It is believed that topaz can cool boiling water when thrown into a pot (and to cool down hot tempers as well). I will believe it without trying it – wouldn’t want to risk damaging my blue topaz jewelry. ; )

3. Topaz is actually near colorless or white but through natural or man-made heat the stones come in a variety of colors. Aside from the most popular blue, you can find topaz in pink, yellow, red, green and several other color variations.

4. When gifted to a loved one, the blue topaz symbolizes eternal love and faithfulness.

5. There are also two alternative blue gemstones known to be December’s birthstone – Tanzanite and Turquoise. Each are different but all have a beautiful blue color.

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London Blue and Sky Blue Topaz ring

5 Responses

  1. Tamell Walker says:

    Love My Birthday December 30th Capricorn’s Rock!!!

  2. lulu love says:

    December 16 gotta love birthdays in December

  3. Gladys says:

    My husband’s birthday is December 31st and he rock’s!!!

  4. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday to my wonderful baby boy; Chase and also, Happy Birthday to my good friend Katy :)

  5. Topaz says:

    Novembers birthstone is the TOPAZ, no matter what color it is. Be it golden yellow, pink, purple, brown and BLUE. Decembers birthstone is Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite. This should not be confused. AGS (American Gem Society) has a list of all birthstone that jewelers are supposed to follow. But being the fact that there isn’t much demand for Turquoise or Zircon in jewelery, they started using the Blue Topaz, which confuses most people. You cant just swap a birthstone simply because there isn’t much demand for it. And just because you put “Blue” in front of its name doesn’t change the stone.

    Diamond is the birthstone for April, if you put “Yellow” in front of it, does that make it Novembers birthstone as well? Or Septembers birthstone is a Sapphire, if you put “Blue” in front of it, does that make it Decembers birthstone? Misinformation leads to more confusion.

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