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18CT WHITE GOLD MARQUISE BLUE TOPAZ & DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £655.00
18CT WHITE GOLD MARQUISE BLUE TOPAZ & DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

I am delighted to offer this gorgeous pair of 18ct White Gold Topaz and Diamond earrings. Each stud holds a .65ct Swiss Blue Topaz. Measuring just over 8mmx4mm, these marquise-cut Topaz stones have a wonderful pool-blue colouring that really brings your ear to life.

Surrounding the Topaz are matching brilliant-cut Diamonds. These Diamonds offer an enticing twinkle and a total of .15cts. The length of the earrings is 10mm and faultless 18ct White Gold butterfly backs keep them in place. G-H colour, Si clarity. 

A beautifully made pair of earrings perfect for any occasion. A matching pendant is also available, and this same design can be made up in Garnet, Peridot or Amethyst.

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In Hindu traditions, topaz is associated astrologically with Jupiter. Since ancient times, talismans set in a prescribed manner with flawless gemstones were considered very powerful; 

  • Ruby, in the centre, for the Sun.
  • Diamond, to the East, for Venus.
  • Pearl, to the Southeast, for the Moon.
  • Coral, to the South, for Mars.
  • Jacinth, to the Southwest, for Rahu, head of the Dragon, the ascending node, indicating the passage of the Moon on the ascent above this plane (Jacinth now means an orange-red to red-brown Zircon. However, ancient descriptions of Jacinth’s colour range from blue to golden).
  • Sapphire, to the West, for Saturn.
  • Topaz, to the Northwest, for Jupiter.
  • Cat’s eye, to the North, for the descending node (tail of the Dragon, the descent of the Moon).
  • Emerald, to the Northeast, for Mercury.
  • I would love a piece such as this in my collection, and may attempt a pendant one day…

    I digress. Blue was once amongst the rarest colour to be seen in Topaz. Today, through colour treatments being refined, there are three stunning Blue Topaz colours: Sky Blue, Swiss Blue and London Blue. These studs are a fabulous example of Swiss Blue. This name is given to Blue Topaz which is lighter than London Blue Topaz but darker than Sky Blue Topaz.

    The marquise or navette cut has the greatest crown surface area of any fancy cut. Thus, it makes stones appear larger than any other cut for the same carat size. Being a brilliant cut, the marquise’s two points on either end hide inclusions well. Symmetry plays a particularly important role in a marquise since any variation in such a slender shape become glaringly obvious. However, the points tend to appear darker in stones larger than one carat. Therefore, go up a grade in colour if buying a large marquise-cut white Diamond.

    White Gold is an alloy of Gold and at least one white metal (usually nickel, Silver, or Palladium). White gold's properties vary depending on the metals used and their proportions. The term White Gold is used very loosely in the industry to describe karat Gold alloys with a whitish hue. The term "white" covers a large spectrum of colours that borders or overlaps pale yellow, tinted brown, and even very pale rose. The alloys used in the jewellery industry are Gold–Palladium–Silver and Gold–Nickel–Copper–Zinc. The nickel used in some White Gold alloys can cause an allergic reaction when worn over long periods (also notably on some wristwatch casings). Gold is rarely pure Gold, even before another metal is added to make a White Gold alloy and often contains a mercury alloy from its production, which can cause an allergic reaction. Where possible I source my White Gold from within the EU where the usual mix is the former. It is impossible to know the mix in a preloved or vintage item, sadly; I usually have the item re-plated with Rhodium to minimise any risk. All new White Gold items are enhanced with Rhodium plating. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible.  It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.

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