Sherbet-like shades are everywhere this spring, from sea foam green to soft tangerine. While you could pair these soft yet lively shades with jewelry in equally light pastel hues, a piece that adds a little contrast is far more likely to pop rather than getting lost in your ensemble. London blue topaz jewelry is a perfect example: its rich, saturated sparkle is particularly striking against many of the season’s freshest colors! And, thanks to the wide array of London blue topaz styles in Apples of Gold’s collection, you’re sure to find the perfect piece to complement any of your spring looks.
As the darkest variety of blue topaz, London blue topaz is the perfect counterpart to light and frosty hues. While some may mistake it for sapphire at first glance, it has a slightly brighter color—not to mention a lower price tag. And, its rich sparkle is especially fitting this season as it closely resembles the color that Pantone named the color of spring 2014: Dazzling Blue. Deeper than cobalt and more vivid than indigo, it’s both trending and the perfect pick when you’re looking for a gem that will stand out in eye-catching fashion against spring pastels.
The 5 Carat Emerald-Cut London Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring is a bold and sophisticated way to offset light seasonal hues. An eye-catching rectangular-shaped deep blue stone, 11 mm high, is the undeniable focal point of this glamorous style. It’s hugged between two baguette-cut diamonds, 0.15 carats each, and set on a gleaming band of 14K white gold, creating a look that’s daring yet classic. Wear it solo or in tandem with a pair of 8mm-high emerald-cut London blue topaz stud earrings, a task made simple with the Emerald-Cut London Blue Topaz Ring and Earring Set.
The deep, rich sparkle of London blue topaz makes it a stunning partner not only for pastels, but also for light-colored gemstones—especially diamonds. The colorless sparkle of the most versatile of gems makes the saturated shade of London blue topaz seem even more vivid, rendering styles that pair this gemstone with the unmatched dazzle of diamonds particularly striking.
For example, this attention-grabbing contrast is showcased in the Emerald-Cut London Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring, which surrounds a 4.70 carat London blue topaz with a frame of glittering round diamonds, making the center stone positively pop. The slender 14K white gold band that serves as the foundation for this style is set with additional diamonds that enable this ring to sparkle from many angles.
The London Blue Topaz and Diamond Cocktail Ring in 14K White Gold plays on a similar principle, giving the timeless halo ring a daring, colorful look that’s perfect for accenting spring hues. The stunning oval-shaped stone that stars in this style measures a full centimeter high, and the border of two dozen diamonds that surrounds it only amplifies its vividly-colored sophistication. Ten additional diamonds stud the slender 14K white gold band, adding the perfect finishing touch to this elegant design.
Thanks to its vivid hue, London blue topaz doesn’t need a fancy setting to stand out, and Apples of Gold’s jewelry collection contains a number of simple London blue topaz rings that beautifully prove this point. For instance, the Three Stone London Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold isn’t complicated, but its pulled-together combination of rich blue sparkle and colorless dazzle makes it a solid pick. A 4mm round London blue topaz rises from a smooth, polished 14K white gold band, and it’s hugged between two slightly smaller diamonds for a colorful twist on the classic three-stone ring.
If you’d rather a variation on the enduring single-stone style, take a look at the Tension Set London Blue Topaz Ring. This modern design features a 6.5mm round London blue topaz hugged on the top and bottom by the gracefully curving 14K white gold band. This intriguing tension setting makes it seem as if the vivid glittering gem is suspended in midair. While this ring isn’t complicated, its unique silhouette makes it a show-stopper.
If your tastes tend toward more elaborate styles, the Vintage Style London Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring is one piece you shouldn’t miss. This stunning design places a 5mm round London blue topaz in the center of a lavish collection of 64 diamonds in varying sizes, over a third carat in all. These dazzling colorless gems are arranged in lines and swirls that keep the eye moving, and hemmed in by beaded edges that lend an extra touch of glamour. Together these gems form a look that adorns your finger like a royal crown and serves as a head-turning focal point for any spring outfit.
On their own or paired with a coordinating ring, London blue topaz earrings add the perfect finishing touch to nearly any look this season. The London Blue Topaz Stud Earrings in 14K White Gold are available in your choice of three sizes—6mm, 7mm or 8mm—as well as your pick of push backs or screw backs. In addition to basket settings of 14K white they’re also available set in 14K yellow gold and platinum.
Any of these pieces of London blue topaz jewelry would be a bold and stylish accent to any outfit that features spring pastels. However, London blue topaz is far from a single-season stone. The rich look of this gem is welcome any time of year, and its vivid blue hue never fails to add sophistication.