In this article, we’ll explore a gemstone choice that is garnering increasing attention and popularity among bridal and non-bridal looks alike: blue topaz earrings.
When it comes to your wedding day the choices are almost endless for earrings — pearls, diamonds, gold, silver and every gemstone under the sun. If you have found yourself in an overwhelming predicament of decisions and a limited timeframe to put it all together, don’t fret.
Why Something Blue?
“Something Blue” was a concept derived from the old English rhyme “Something olde, something new, something borrowed something blue, a sixpence in your shoe”. These four objects were said to bring good fortune.
Traditionally, brides often wore a blue garter belt and in ancient Roman times, brides wore blue to symbolize love, purity, and fidelity. Nowadays brides have updated old traditions to incorporate blue into their jewelry, flowers, nails, and shoes.
I love the concept of adding little hints of blue into a bridal look through earrings. Blue topaz is a gorgeous gemstone that can be worn on your wedding day, an also after. This versatile gemstone is a reasonably priced alternative to diamonds that should be added to your permanent jewelry collection!
The cherry on top? It looks as stunning with a wedding dress just as it does with a pair of jeans, heels, or a work blazer.
Different Shades of Blue Topaz
You may have noticed that there are different varieties and colors of topaz, and also different classifications of blue topaz.
Natural blue topaz is now quite rare. Most of the topaz used in jewelry is created through a gemstone treatment. Radiation and heat are applied to change a more clear or brown topaz into a beautiful blue shade.
The two predominant colors of blue topaz are “London” and “Swiss” blue. What’s the difference?
Swiss blue is a lighter tone with lighter saturation, while London blue is a darker, rich hue of blue with a darker saturation. London blue tends to be priced just slightly higher than Swiss blue and is currently the more popular color of topaz on the market today. Your choice will depend on your color preference and budget.
How to Wear
Consider first if you wish to make a statement or if you prefer a more subtle yet classic look. If you go big with your jewelry, you may wish to choose a set of earrings with larger, bold topaz stones as well as other gemstones intermixed.
If you prefer a classic, subtle style, choose a smaller stud earring or a delicate set of hoops or huggie earrings. These work well with nearly any hairstyle and won’t take away from anything around your neck and shoulders.
Whatever your bridal style, blue topaz earrings will bring that perfect pop of blue (and good luck!) into your look.
I’ve searched for some of my favorite sets of blue topaz earrings on the market. Here are the top ten finalists of the prettiest, most charming blue topaz earrings I would love to add to my collection.
Best blue topaz earrings
1) Blue Topaz and Swarovski Cluster Earrings
Reminiscent of old Hollywood, this set of earrings belongs on a red carpet or walking down the aisle. With a gorgeous leaf shape and sparkling Swarovski crystals, you’re sure to shine with these on your ears.
2) Blue Topaz Earrings
This pair of gold and topaz earrings feels sweet, simple and clean. These are perfect or a more minimalist bride who is looking for a more subtle look on her ears. Best of all you can customize with your choice of silver or gold fill to match your other jewelry.
3) Dew Drop Blue Topaz Earrings
These dew drop topaz earrings are perfect for the bride who feels that less is more when it comes to jewelry. Dreamy hand-polished faceted topaz gemstones will catch the light at every angle. With a classic single stone design and sterling silver accents, these earrings are that perfect final touch.
4) Dainty Blue Topaz Threaders
These lovely teardrop blue topaz threaders are a gorgeous, versatile option for your wedding day. Wear them longer or thread them through a little further for a shorter look. I love the dangle and delicate feeling of the teardrop gemstone.
5) 14K Gold and Blue Topaz Stud Earrings
A quintessential pair of earrings to wear well beyond your wedding day. Rich cushion-cut London blue topaz is a wonderful and vibrant earring accessory. With a square cut and choice of gold setting, this set of earrings could just be the definition of timeless.
6) Blue Topaz and Diamond Halo Earrings
This striking set of topaz and diamond earrings fuses vintage and contemporary elements for a look that will stand the test of time. With 32 brilliant diamonds on the perimeter of the topaz, these earrings command attention.
7) Swiss Blue Topaz Cushion Earrings
By Blue Nile
Sometimes simplicity goes a long way. With a simple four-prong setting, this pair of sparkling earrings does not distract. This set will go seamlessly with any hairstyle or choice of necklace. Available in rich London or light Swiss blue – the choice is up to you!
8) Micro Bouquet White Topaz Post Earrings
Dare to be different with a set of striking micro bouquet topaz earrings. The artistic trio of topaz teardrop stones makes a beautiful statement of style and elegance. In a stud design, these precious earrings will stay completely secure throughout your ceremony and into the night.
9) Blue Topaz Tonal Drop Leverback Earrings
By Blue Nile
A stunning pick on our list are these blue topaz drop leverback earrings. Sparkling blue topaz and lustrous gold come together in a drop design for a charming look. This delicate set is a wonderful investment to wear on your wedding day and for many years to come.
10) Vintage Blue Topaz and Diamond Earrings
These distinctive vintage earrings offer a one-of-a-kind wow factor. I love how the classic rectangular topaz stones are framed with brilliant baguette and round diamonds. The timeless nature of this set will ensure you still admire it for decades to come.
Everything you need to know about selecting a pair of beautiful blue topaz earrings for your wedding day?
I would love to find out how you plant to wear blue in your bridal look – from head to toe! Feel free to leave a comment in the section below.