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Stone of Success in All Endeavors
Wear topaz only if one wishes to be clear-sighted; as legend is told it dispels all enchantment and helps to improve eyesight as well. The name Topaz comes from the Sanskrit and meaning fire. The Egyptians said that Topaz was colored with the golden glow of the sun god Ra. This made topaz a very powerful amulet that protected the faithful against harm. The Romans associated Topaz with Jupiter, who also is the god of the sun.
The ancient Greeks believed that it had the power to increase strength and make its wearer invisible in times of emergency. Topaz was also said to change color in the presence of poisoned food or drink. Its mystical curative powers wax and wane with the phases of the moon.
Perhaps the most famous is a giant specimen set in the 17th century Portuguese Crown, (1,640 carats) the Braganza as it was named, was first thought to be a the largest diamond ever found, later it was discovered to be a colorless Topaz.
Topaz is a quite a hard gemstone, but it can be split with a single blow, a trait it shares with the diamond. As a result it should be protected from hard knocks.
Scientific Gemstone Properties
Mohs Hardness of 8 with a orthorhombic crystal structure
Topaz occurs in a range of different colors, a deep golden yellow and pink topaz are, by far, the most valuable. Blue and green stone are also quite popular in modern terms. Natural pink stones are rare, most are simply heat treated yellow stones. Much colorless topaz is irradiated and heat treated to create a range of blues, some almost indistinguishable from aquamarine when seen with the naked eye.
Brown, yellow, orange, sherry, red and pink topaz is found in Brazil and Sri Lanka. Pink topaz is found in Pakistan and Russia.
Pale topaz which is enhanced to become blue is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and China.
Metaphysical Gemstone Properties
Topaz is said to enhance one’s spiritual potential. Legend tells us that it is used to increase intelligence and creativity, impart wisdom which will in turn lead to wealth. The stone of “true love and success in all endeavors”, it can be used to promote understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy. It opens the hearts of those who have closed them while at the same time protecting the openhearted from too much pain.
Blue with it’s cool, tranquil, soothing vibrations help balance the emotions, with creativity, self expression and psychic perception.
Clear topaz opens up communication with non human species.
Yellow/gold, ruled by the sun, bring abundance, encourages practicality as well as good planning.
Green assists in keeping one from adding to karma by heavy thoughts of revenge
Sherry colored is helpful to students and scholars encouraging them to seek and retain knowledge. It is stimulating on the higher mind, charging the aura with greater awareness.
Brown or red-brown topaz stimulates good taste and discrimination as well as assisting one cut through doubt, specifically self-doubt. This stone is good for those who are more inclined to not trust the universe at all than to trust it indiscriminately.
Pink encourages integrity, honesty and openness.
White/Clear stimulates the mind for better intellectual focus, much the same effect as the amber, but is not as powerful.
Healing Gemstone Properties
Topaz is a powerful stone in the way that quartz is. It is a balancing and calming stone that balances emotions, releases tension, balances emotions, and can bring joy.
Topaz stimulates the metabolism and digestion, heightening the taste buds! According to ancient traditions, it will stanch the flow of blood, and promote relaxation by easing tension.
Physically, topaz aids with gout, blood disorders, hemorrhages, poor appetite, tissue regeneration, tuberculosis, aging (reverses), endocrine system
Blue topaz specifically promotes artistic inspiration, strengthening the thyroid gland and enhancing the metabolism. It is known to commonly be used for weight loss.
Yellow topaz counteracts bad moods, and calms irritability caused by lack of sleep. This color also can detoxify the body to help with tissue regeneration. Place on the bodies of those moving on to the next realm, to help with a peaceful transition.
Magical Gemstone Properties
Powers: Healing, Love & Money
Candle Color: Gold
Topaz is another stone used for protective purposes, it is considered specifically against envy, intrigue, disease, injury, sudden death, sorcery and negative magic as well as lunacy.
It was told that Topaz was to be especially effective when set in gold and bound to the left arm; worn in any manner it releases depression, anger, greed, fear, frenzies and all manner of disturbing emotions.
When placed in or around one’s home it is a charm against accidents and fire; under a pillow or worn to sleep Topaz will fend off nightmares and squelch sleepwalking.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
Zodiac Stone of: Sagittarius
Birthstone: Modern Birthstone for the Month of November in Yellow, and December in Blue as an alternate. As well as an ancient birthstone for many cultures for the Month of November.
To dream of Topaz predicts protection and movement in one’s personal affairs.
Chakra Gemstone Properties
Golden Topaz is said to be effective on the 2nd, Sacral Chakra
White on ALL of the Chakras
Blue on the 5th, Throat Chakra.