Explore Michael Hill’s range of blue earrings for a touch of sophistication and elegance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do blue earrings symbolise?
A pair of blue gemstone earrings can evoke feelings of tranquillity and calm, thanks to their spectrum of vibrant hues.
Blue gemstones have long been associated with serenity, self-expression and peace. They have even been used to promote courage and inner strength, which is rather appropriate as gemstones like sapphire rate highly on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
Qualities of wisdom and intelligence are often symbolised by the warmth and beauty of darker gemstones like sapphire and topaz, while the ocean blues of both aquamarine and tanzanite are believed to represent loyalty and self-confidence.
Blue earrings can not only promote clarity and represent stability in one’s life, but also inspire happiness and joy in those who wear them.
Because of the deep symbolism behind these gemstones, blue earrings can make for quite a meaningful and emotionally significant gift choice. Give a pair of blue drop earrings to a bride-to-be as her ‘something blue,’ a pair of tanzanite studs to celebrate a big new beginning in someone’s life or blue sapphire earrings in a timeless oval cut for an anniversary gift.
How to wear blue stone earrings
Match blue earrings with a shirt or a blazer in the same colour or in a similar shade of blue, creating a unified look. Team with soft neutral tones or monochromatic ensembles like a sharp black suit to add a subtle hint of colour.
Also consider colour coordination and complementing tones when styling blue stone earrings. Blue gemstones in darker shades like sapphire and blue topaz stand out beautifully against brighter tones like yellows, pinks or oranges, while shades like purple and teal can offer lighter gemstones like aquamarine and tanzanite a stylish presence.
The size of your earrings can also have a major impact on your look. Give a casual outfit like a blazer or jeans and a tee a sophisticated touch with a pair of blue stud earrings or make your blue statement earrings the highlight of the night by pairing them with a minimalist evening look.
How to care for blue topaz earrings
Blue topaz is quite a hard gemstone, rating an 8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. But like all coloured gemstones, it should be treated with care to maintain its beauty.
We recommend bringing your gemstone jewellery to Michael Hill for complimentary and professional cleaning. To clean blue topaz earrings at home:
Fill a bowl of warm soapy water and mild dish soap.
Gently rub around the setting with a soft cloth, cotton tip or toothbrush with gentle pressure. This helps remove build-up.
Rinse with water and gently dry. Do this with each blue earring and ensure you allow your jewellery to air-dry completely before storing away.
Other ways to keep your blue topaz earrings clean and beautiful include:
Taking them off before stepping into the shower, to prevent exposing them to heat and moisture. In general, we recommend that your fine jewellery including coloured gemstone jewellery be the last thing you put on each morning, and the first thing you take off when you get home.
Keeping your blue stone earring set out of direct sunlight and away from other pieces which could rub against your gemstone, by storing them in a fabric-lined box away from other jewellery.
Avoid earrings in blue from coming into contact with harsh chemicals that might damage their surface, like ammonia, chlorine or bleach.
To find out more about caring for blue topaz and other gemstones, consult Michael Hill’s Jewellery Care Guide.