Cool blue topaz is the birthstone for December and like other gemstones it has a long and esteemed history in the ancient cultures of the world, many of whom associated it with magical and healing properties. The name “topaz” comes from the Sanskrit word “tapas” which means “fire” and the soothing cool hue of blue topaz was originally thought to have the power to calm heated tempers, treat and even prevent burns. While topaz occurs naturally in many colors, blue topaz is perhaps the most recognized and prized color available in gemstone jewelry, and it’s still credited with ensuring a pleasant disposition and positive attitude for December babies everywhere.
Blue topaz has always had an especially powerful lore and was greatly prized by the Greeks and Romans. The brilliant blue gemstone has been said to be able to improve eyesight, promote psychic ability, cure insomnia, and even bestow its wearer with the power of invisibility. Wow! That’s quite a powerful stone. The list of ailments that blue topaz has been used to prevent and treat is nearly endless.
Blue was also a strong symbol for love and fidelity and it just so happens that blue topaz is the traditional gift for the 4th and 19th marriage anniversaries. It was said that gifting blue topaz jewelry was a strong expression of undying faith and loyalty. This association makes it perfect for modern-day engagement rings featuring vibrant gemstones surrounded by fiery white diamonds. Gemstones have make their way into trendy engagement ring designs like the vintage inspired halo ring, and blue topaz is no exception. Check out a diverse array of blue topaz diamond rings here. Whether you’re in search of an ancient talisman to dispel bad omens, a simple gift to express your devotion or if you just love blue, the mythical December birthstone may be the answer and we have a full selection to choose from.