(Closed) can blue topaz stand up to everyday wear?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found this on a gemstone website

When using Topaz for jewelry, it should be known that you should not expose your Topaz gemstones to intense heat or to ultrasonic waves.  Intense heat even consisting of sunlight in rare cases can dissipate the color.  Ultrasonic waves can crack the topaz, due to the sometimes brittle nature of this mineral

Post # 4
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a blue topaz e-ring.  I never even thought to research how well they hold up.  I am very interested in other Bee’s answers on this.

Post # 5
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a blue topaz ring that was my grandmother’s. She wore it every day for many years (my mom doesn’t remember how old the ring was, but she guesses it’s probably at least 15 or 20 years old now, if not more). I don’t wear it every day, but a few times a month. It’s still in fantastic shape – no cracks or clouding at all.

Post # 6
64 posts
Worker bee

I have a beautiful blue topaz and sterling ring i got from the flea market for $8. I took it to the local jewler and he said it was definitly real topaz.

It is a cushion cut in an organic/filligree style setting and measures 8.5 mm x 8.5 mm x 5 mm tall. (3.6 carat equivalent).

I’ve worn it for over two years, and it still looks perfect. no scratches or chips or anything and i am VERY hard on my jewlery. I wear it all day, even when working outside. 

You dont want to put it in a vibrating cleaning machine, or use hard/heavy cleaners (although, i do both). I’ve gotten mean green, bleach, clorox bathroom/kitchen cleaners, gasoline, paint thinner, etc… on my ring with absolutely no effect to the stone (or metal).

I clean up the silver with silver polish, and use a soft toothbrush with dishsoap on it to clean the stone. comes out VERY sparkily!

Post # 7
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have a right hand ring with blue topaz for two years. Blue color has not changed and i do not notice any scratches. If you are worried about scratches switch to a colored sapphire stone.

Post # 8
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yup, blue topaz should be fine! Just don’t wear it while working with chemicals/cleaning; it’s best to take it off while showering and sleeping as well. I don’t know if you work out, but I always take off all jewelry except my plain gold wedding band so nothing gets smashed by weights or icky with sweat.

Post # 9
2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have scratched blue topaz jewelry before (one earring in my jewelry box, and one low ring from accidentally smacking against a railing).

I love blue topaz, but I don’t know if I’d trust it for an engagement ring after my experiences.  Of course, you can replace a blue topaz stone if neccessary pretty inexpensively.

Post # 10
221 posts
Helper bee

I have a blue topaz ring that my mother got me from Walmart lol. I’ve had since I think 2006 or 2007, and I’ve only taken it off a handful of times. I’ve just always worn it… I wear it for things that I take my e ring off for. I’ve never even had it cleaned, which is pretty gross. I did however clean it myself just recently once I found out how to clean my e ring, and it looks as sparkly as the day I got it… If I were you, I would talk to a jeweler about proper care and see what they have to say about everyday wear.

Post # 12
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I just got this set (not a ring, I know, but it’s blue topaz) for my birthday 2 weeks ago and I haven’t taken it off, except the earrings a couple of times while I was sleeping!  I’m glad to gather some more info on it.  The set also offered a ring, but I didn’t want it (it was gorgeous, but I already have a right hand ring that I love and don’t want to take off).

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