Since Blue Topaz is not really found much in nature, why is there so much available for purchase, you ask? Well, the simple answer is; Science! Clear or lightly colored Topaz is bombarded with neutrons, electrons or gamma rays to realign the crystal matrix and enhance or change the color of the stone. The stones are then heat treated to stabilize and set the color. (Some naturally-blue stones will lose their color over time - treated stones are less likely to fade).
Joan Madouse created this pendant for a custom order, wrapping a 75-carat London Blue Topaz in sterling silver wire.