Simple Sky Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Necklace, Healing Gemstone, Topaz Necklace, December Birthstone Necklace, Blue Gemstone Necklace
Simple Sky Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Necklace, Healing Gemstone, Topaz Necklace, December Birthstone Necklace, Blue Gemstone Necklace, Minimalist Necklace, Choker Necklace
This simple yet beautiful necklace features a gorgeous sky blue topaz nugget, drilled as a bead and refined with checkerboard faceting. The topaz is wire-wrapped on sterling silver and suspended from a sterling silver chain. The necklace closes with a hand made sterling silver clasp.
Stone: Natural topaz
Cut: Freeform shape, checkerboard cut
Color: Sky blue
Metal: Sterling silver
Length: 16 inches
Topaz has a history that goes back at least two thousand years. The use of topaz goes back to Egyptian times when the ancient Egyptians believed that yellow topaz received its golden hue from the Sun God, Ra. Some believe that "topaz" is a Middle English word, the root of which is in the Greek word "Topazios" or "Topazion," the ancient name of an island in the Red Sea where the ancient Greeks mined a yellow gem that they believed to be topaz. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz was a powerful stone that could increase the strength of the wearer and even provide invisibility in desperate times. Both the ancient Egyptians and the Romans associated topaz with the Sun God. Blue topaz is the birthstone for December and is used to commemorate the 4th wedding anniversary. In traditional Indian belief systems, topaz is said to unlock the throat chakra, which facilitates communication and self-expression. Therefore, topaz is thought to be beneficial to artists, writers, public speakers and others who are concerned with self-expression.
Topaz is often enhanced to produce the most desirable colours. The most popular colour for topaz is blue, but in nature, blue topaz is usually pale blue rather than bright or deep blue. The brilliant blue shades of topaz are usually achieved by artificial means. Topaz is exposed to radiation (a process known as irradiation) and then usually heated, to produce striking blue colours.
I only use natural, genuine gemstones in my jewelry creations. I do all my wire wrapping by hand on 92.5% pure (sterling) silver. The hand-crafted nature of my work process makes each piece of my jewelry truly one-of-a-kind!
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