Ahhhh, London Blue - one of the dreamiest of all the blue stones is coming to HSN on May 6th - Welcome to My Blue Heaven! If you find yourself drawn to this stunning blue gem, you're not alone. London Blue Topaz is one of the most popular gemstones in the world - and for good reason. Along with gorgeous, stable color, it's one of the hardest of all gemstones measuring and 8 on the MOHS scale of hardness.
For Thousands of years, Topaz has been coveted as a prize gemstone, often mistaken for diamonds due to it's intense brilliance and perfect cleavage - a characteristic also found in diamonds. It's long been believed that Topaz promotes good fortune. In fact, it has been said that dreaming of topaz may indicate that good fortune is on its way!!
Topaz is the birthstone for the month of December, and the stone given in celebration of the 4th and 19th anniversaries of marriage. Topaz is a symbol of love and affection - The perfect gift for your Mom for Mother's Day!
Topaz gets its name from the Greek word topazion, which may originate from the Sanskirt tapas, meaning "fire." The name might also come from the name of the Egyptian island of topazos (now St Johns island) in the Red Seas.
The gorgeous tear drop shaped stones in this collection are AAA quality and were mined in Brazil where the most prized topaz mines in the world are located.
Our London Blue stones were cut in this brilliant pear shape by the finest gemstone cutters in the world. Bangkok is the world's center for the gemstone trade. Thai craftsmen have a talent for cutting rough stones unlike anywhere else in the world. They have been taught through the centuries the ability to cut the rough to show maximum luster and sparkle. Although other parts of the world, such as India and South America, also possess large gemstone industries, the skill of the Thai lapidaries is unsurpassed.
Thailand is known as the gemstone capital of the world with up to 250,000 people employed in the trade. Through out Bangkok you will find all facets of the industry from the gem dealers in the gemstone markets to the cutting, setting and polishing facilities scattered throughout the city.
Our beautiful London Blue topaz collection is created exclusively for HSN - Every detail from the quality of the stones, to the exquisite designs details will take your breath away!
I hope you can treat yourself or someone you love to this glorious ring! Join me at 12:00 Midnight ET on Tuesday May 5th into May 6th when in introduce you to "My Blue Heaven"!