Discover Topaz- Our Best Selling Gemstone of 2021!

Topaz was our most popular gemstone of 2021, with 3 out of 5 of our best selling products featuring the gorgeous stone. Topaz is a beautiful gem with many interesting traits, we’d like to tell you a little bit about it.  

The name is derived from the Greek “Topazion”, the ancient name of the elusive St John’s Island in the Red Sea which was difficult to find. Topaz is a widely used gemstone due to it being one of the hardest naturally occurring minerals- rating 8 on the Mohs Scale. It is a silicate mineral of fluorine and aluminium, appearing in many colours including yellow, grey, red, blue and colourless and is mainly mined in Brazil, China and Russia. Topaz is also the Birthstone of November, sharing the month with Citrine!
 
During the 18th century gold rush, Brazilian Topaz became popular amongst European Aristocracy, with many beautiful crowns featuring the stone. Mined in Brazil, Imperial Topaz is known as the most valuable form of the gemstone and is found in a rare golden orange colour. The ‘Marbella’ Topaz is known as the worlds largest faceted Blue Topaz, weighing an impressive 8,225 Carats, which we know we’d like in our jewellery collection! Ancient Greeks believed Topaz could calm anger and balance strong emotions in those wearing it, it also symbolises honour and strength. 
 
At Augustine Jewels we love Topaz! We use it in a lot of our jewellery, featured prominently in our South of France and Andalusian Collections. Here’s a beautiful selection for you to browse: 
 
 
These vivacious Drop Earrings are from our most recent Andalusian Collection, inspired by the flourishing foliage and azure skies of southern Spain. They feature stunning octagon cut Peridot and Blue Topaz to create a bold look, certain to make sure your jewellery stands out from the crowd!
 
 
 
These beautiful Filigree Earrings are inspired by the unique architecture of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. Filigree jewellery is created by twisting, untwisting and curling pliable precious metals such as gold or silver. These gorgeous Earrings feature round Blue and White Topazes set in an intricate design. 
 
 
This delicate Sterling Silver Bracelet is designed to allow the Sky Blue Topaz to be the centre of the design. This gorgeous Blue Topaz Bracelet can be used to add a pop of colour to an everyday outfit or to tie together an evening ensemble. 
 
 
This beautiful piece is from our Andalusian Collection and is inspired by the sparkling hues of the Mediterranean Sea. It features two dazzling octagon cut natural Topazes in white and blue, set in 9ct White Gold. 
 
For enquiries about our jewellery, email info@augustinejewels.com or call 020 3556 5780 during business hours to speak to a member of our team.
And for all your bespoke topaz jewellery needs, contact designer Alexandra directly at alexandra@augustinejewels.com or book a consultation online.
Follow us on social media @augustinejewels to keep up to date with our latest collections, bespoke handmade jewellery pieces, and fashion recommendations!

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