J140438

Sterling 4.00 ct tw London Blue Topaz Cross Enhancer

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Description
With radiance befitting all it symbolizes, this openwork cross enhancer makes a magnificent addition to any chain in your collection. Round London blue topaz gemstones are prong set horizontally and vertically along the cross, while one oval and four pear-shaped gemstones are arranged in a flower at the center.

  • Sterling silver
  • Total London blue topaz weight is approximately 4.00 carats
  • Bead detailing
  • Snap hinge bail
  • Including bail, measures approximately 2-1/4"L x 1-1/4"W
  • Made in Thailand

Important Details

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology, including diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. Through research, education, and laboratory services, the GIA serves the public interest through objective gemstone evaluation, including identification.

You can purchase our gemstone jewelry with added confidence knowing that QVC incorporates the GIA's expertise into the QVC gemstone identification quality assurance process.

For more information on the GIA, visit www.GIA.edu.

For more information on the gemstones found at QVC, check out our gemstone glossary.

About Blue Topaz

About Blue Topaz

Called the "fire stone" by ancient Hindus, topaz is believed to protect your home from fire. Some think it prevents sleepwalking and nightmares if placed under a pillow. Others feel that topaz helps open lines of communication and eliminate fear, anger, and greed. Legend has it that this gemstone attracts love to the wearer. Check out the symbol of truth and security, London blue topaz.

About Topaz
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Stone Information

Many consumers know topaz as simply an inexpensive blue gem. They're surprised to learn that its blue color is hardly ever natural: It's almost always caused by treatment. They might also be surprised to know that topaz has so many more colors to offer gem lovers, including pinks and purples that rival the finest fancy sapphires. The color varieties are often identified simply by hue name—blue topaz, pink topaz, and so forth—but there are also a couple of special trade names. Imperial topaz is a medium reddish orange to orange-red. This is one of the gem's most expensive colors. Sherry topaz—named after the sherry wine—is a yellowish brown or brownish yellow to orange. Stones in this color range are often called precious topaz to help distinguish them from the similarly colored but less expensive citrine and smoky quartz.

Legend & Lore

Most authorities agree that the name topaz comes from Topazios, the old Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad. (The island never produced topaz, but it was once a source of peridot, which was confused with topaz before the development of modern mineralogy.) Some scholars trace the origin back to Sanskrit (an ancient language of India) and the word topas or tapaz, meaning "fire." The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence. Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November. The other is citrine quartz.

Color

Topaz actually has an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Colorless topaz is plentiful, and is often treated to give it a blue color. Topaz is also pleochroic, meaning that the gem can show different colors in different crystal directions.

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Cleaning

It's important to avoid steam or ultrasound for cleaning topaz: Warm, soapy water works best.

This information was excerpted from GIA's Gem Encyclopedia with permission from GIA. For the full GIA Gem Encyclopedia entry, click here. For more information about GIA, click here.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 93 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Substantial This cross is substantial in size and presence. The stones are saturated in color. I always receive compliments every time I wear it. 12-25-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 of the prettiest Crosses I really loved this Cross, never even had the chance to wear it. The blues are so rich- It really is so beautiful. I did put it up to my neck line where it would measure about 20, it looked kind of nice- This is a nice size Cross, too. It will be very pretty on some 1. 11-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gorgeous! This is beautifully designed and I have always longed to own a piece of jewelry in London Blue Topaz. This cross pendant was my choice. It is large, but not too much. 07-28-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lovely I collect crosses of any kind. When I received it today, I fell in love with crosses all over again. Beautiful saturation of London blue color. Cross is bigger than I expected but lovely without overdoing it. Only wish it was made of white gold instead of silver, but still love it none the less. 07-25-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful Elegance More beautiful in person. Outstanding coloring in the Blue Topaz, the darkest colors reminds me of Sapphires. Nice weight to it. I paired it with a liquid silver 16 strand necklace I purchased from QVC years ago. It is simple Elegance. I wish I could purchase 2 more to make into earrings. LOVE LOVE LOVE Reminds me of the Renaissance Era. Keeping this gemmed item. Thanks for bringing such beauty and affordability to us, and on easy pay too. 07-21-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beautiful I got this beautiful enhancer in the mail today and was amazed at the beauty it carries. The stones are brilliant and matches the topaz in my gemstone bracelet I purchased recently ( item numberJ293028) another good reason to keep it. 01-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful piece of jewelry I bought this cross a few years ago and wear it quite often. The color of the stones are beautiful and it's very well made. When I just saw it on QVC Plus I had to write a review don't pass on it if your on the fence. 12-28-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by gorgeous but... quite exquisite to the eye but the back clasp was not secure enough {i could have soldered it} for me to feel confident to wear without fear of losing, therefore, i reluctantly returned it; hence the four stars.... 08-20-14
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