If you look after your jewellery, it will last forever, so - as a silversmith and jewellery designer with a wealth of experience with gemstones - I thought I'd pass on to you a few very important do's and don't's on how to care for your Topaz jewellery. I hope you like it.
Top Tips for Caring for your Topaz
Although topaz is a hard stone (Mohs 8) it is not very tough and is prone to chipping or forming a flaw if banged hard. Topaz is more likely to remain in good condition if set into pendants, brooches and earrings rather than bracelets and rings. (Stones are best set in a bezel setting which will offer some protection rather than prongs - especially if you are choosing a ring that you want to wear regularly).
Kate Buchanan-Dunne is an artist, designer and silversmith based in Shropshire.