This Swiss Blue Topaz comes from the Minas Gerais mines of Brazil where some of the world's finest topaz comes from.
It is the highest grade gemstone material available. It has PERFECT clarity, grades INTERNALLY FLAWLESS (IF), 100 percent transparency, highly crystalline and in my opinion has the most beautiful blue color available in the various shades of blue topaz. I have NEVER in my four decades of viewing and handling gemstones seen blue topaz more perfect in every way than this particular gemstone! I AM NOT KIDDING!!!!
The gemstone measures 9 x 7 mm and weighs 2.45 carats.
The actual color is right between the standard Swiss blue variety and London Blue Topaz. This blue color is called "Super Swiss Blue" . It is a unique shade of blue and when light strikes the high facet count surfaces, it just explodes with color and sparkle.
This gemstone is for that ONE person who is looking for the highest quality Swiss Blue topaz and is not worried about the cost. Additionally, it has a VERY RARE cut that only a handful of lapidaries on the planet are qualified and have the talent to perform. It is called "the half-barrel" cut. The only way I know how to describe the shape of the faceted gemstone is that it looks like a Pringles potato chip or horse saddle.
It is designed for only a handful of unique types of ring settings that your local jeweler can discuss with you and either create one or specially order one. As explained above, the super rare half barrel cut, the unique gorgeous blue color and the flawless and transparent nature of this gemstone, it is highly unlikely that anyone in your circle will own such a gemstone and folks will be in awe over your finding. It is surely to get you noticed and makes a fabulous conversation piece.
Topaz, regardless of color is one of two officially recognized birthstone gems for the month of November. This magnificent stone would make a wonderful birthstone gift for someone.
If you have any questions or concerns you would like to discuss with me, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to talk with you about this special gemstone.
PLEASE NOTE: INSURANCE AND TRACKING FEES HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE POSTED SHIPPING COSTS. TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE PURCHASING THIS STONE SO I CAN LOOK UP THE CORRECT POSTAGE FOR YOU SPECIFIC COUNTRY. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
My shipping rates are a flat fee of 4.50 for the first item and 0.99 for each additional item in the same order. This covers all the costs of envelopes, packaging material, handling fees and trips to the post office. Unfortunately, the USPS has raised their rates on ALL domestic and international packages by over 35 percent as of Thursday, January 31, 2018. I sincerely apologize for the shipping rate increase but is beyond my control. If you are an INTERNATIONAL BUYER, please contact me prior to checkout so I can look up the correct postage for your particular country. Sometimes there are issues with the customs agency of your country, so expect that there might possibly be a delay in delivery of your item. Please note, once a package leaves the United States, there is nothing I can really do to find out exactly where your package might be. If there is an issue, please use the customs number I provided with your order and contact your country's customs agency to find out when you may expect to receive your item. Additionally, for both domestic and international orders, please understand that I cannot be held responsible for incorrectly delivered packages, stolen packages or items lost by the United States post office or your country's postal service. In these cases, I will do my best to work with you to locate your package with the tracking number provided by USPS or in international shipping cases the customs number for your package. This also includes items being returned to me for refunds or exchanges as well. Most of my jewelry is inexpensive so insurance is not necessary however some more expensive items, ie. emeralds, ruby, tanzanite, morganite and sapphires, & some of the vintage coins must be insured. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance and tracking fees have already been calculated in the shipping costs you see posted for any items requiring insurance. All items with a value over $100 will be insured for both the buyer's and seller's protection.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase I will gladly refund the cost of the purchased item MINUS shipping fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to cover return postage. Additionally, international customers should have the items they are returning INSURED as I cannot be held responsible for lost, misdelivered or stolen items outside of the United States. All items must be returned in their original condition and original packaging within 2 weeks of the original delivery date (for domestic orders) and 4 weeks from the original delivery date (for international orders). Also please read additional policies on return shipping listed above in the shipping section. Thank you for taking the time to read and understand my shop policies. All the best!
All items purchased from my shop carry a 30 day warranty. Any item found to be damaged within 30 days of original receipt date will either be replaced (if possible) or a refund given for the full purchase price including shipping costs. PLEASE NOTE: Items that are deemed to be damaged by improper handling or cleaning on the part of the purchaser are not covered under this warranty. It is highly advised that you inspect your gemstone or jewelry piece very carefully immediately upon receipt because after the thirty day warranty period expires from the original receipt date, I cannot issue any refunds or exchanges for any purchase of any kind. This is in part due to the large number of attempted scams that force me to strictly adhere to this policy. I have included some tips and pointers below to aid you in taking better care of your merchandise and specific cleaning techniques to help minimize potential damage occurring to your jewelry or gems. Many of my gemstone jewelry items can be fragile if not protected from knocks and bumps due to their hardness scores on the Moh's scale. Care must be taken by the buyer to protect against damage especially rings as they are the type of jewelry most susceptible to damage and softer, more brittle gemstones, for example, opals and gemstones with lower Moh's numbers. Care must also be taken when cleaning certain gemstones. Never use ANY harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning on ANY items purchased from my shop. Using plain mild soap and warm water with an ultra soft toothbrush is the best cleaning method. This will help avoid damage to the gemstones used in creating some of my jewelry items and the gemstones themselves. If you have any additional questions on how to take care of and protect your specific gemstone or jewelry piece, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge with you. ENJOY YOUR PURCHASE!!!!