Topaz is an aluminium silicate fluoride hydroxide crystal with a orthorhombic crystal system. The name Topaz may derive from ‘Topazos’, a word meaning ‘to seek’, which was also the name of an island in the Red Sea. Another possible origin of the gemstone’s name is from the Sanskrit word ‘tapaz’ which means ‘fire’. Topaz was used in ancient Egypt and Rome and in the jewellery of eighteenth century French and Spanish royalty. Its popularity increased and spread to England in the nineteenth century.
Topaz is a mellow, empathetic stone that directs energy to where it is needed most. It soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges and remotivates. Topaz promotes truth and forgiveness and cuts through doubt and uncertainty.
Topaz’s vibrant energy brings joy, generosity, abundance, and good health. It has traditionally been known as a stone of love and good fortune, bringing successful attainment of goals. Topaz releases tension at any level and can speed up spiritual development.
Psychologically, Topaz helps you to discover your own inner riches. It makes you feel confident and philanthropic, wanting to share your good fortune and spread sunshine all around! Negativity does not survive around joyful Topaz. This stone promotes openness and honesty, self-realisation, self-control and the urge to develop inner wisdom.
Mentally, Topaz aids problem solving and is particularly useful for those engaging in the arts. This stone has the capacity to see both the bigger picture and the minute detail, recognising how they interrelate. Topaz is an excellent emotional support – it stabilises the emotions and makes you receptive to love from every source.
Physically, Topaz can be used to aid good health. It aids digestion, restores the sense of taste, fortifies the nerves, and stimulates the metabolism.
Types and Colours
Blue Topaz assists in living according to your own aspirations and views.
Brown Topaz is good for making and sustaining lasting friendships.
Clear Topaz aids in becoming aware of thoughts and deeds, and the effects these have.
Golden Topaz (Imperial Topaz) acts like a battery and recharges spiritually and physically, strengthening faith and optimism
Pink Topaz is a stone of hope and shows you the face of the divine.
Mystic Topaz helps you to discover inner riches.
Rutilated Topaz is rare and attracts love and light into one’s life.
White Topaz helps to clarify ones intentions.
Zodiac: Scorpio & Sagittarius
Birthstone: November & December
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Sources: Australia, South Africa, USA, Mexico, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
Empowerment: I am proud of my achievements