Topaz

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Background * History

  • Some believe that Topaz is a Middle English word, which was acquired from the old french word »Topace« and Latin »Topazus«. The root of which is in the greek word »Topazios« or »Topazion«.  The ancient name of an island in the Red Sea where the ancient greeks mined a yellow gem that they believed to be Topaz. The word Topaz could also have stemmed from the Sanskrit word »Tapas« which means »fire«.

Healing * Metaphysical Properties

  • Blue Topaz helps you have more control in touchy situations.
  • Topaz brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health.
  • It is known as a stone of love and good fortune.
  • Topaz is thought to be beneficial to artists, writers, public speakers and others who are concerned with self-expression.
  • Some believe that Topaz can promote virility in men.

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Moirai.si does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

Gemological Properties

Chemical Composition Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Color light blue
Hardness (Mohs) 8
Specific Gravity 3.53-3.56
Refractive Index 1.610-1.638

Origin and Gemstone Sources

  • Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Ireland , Myanmar, China, Germany, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and USA.

Care

  • To clean your Topaz, simply use soapy water and a soft cloth. Be sure to rinse well to remove soapy residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended.
  • When storing gemstones or gemstone jewelry, store them inside a fabric-lined box or wrapped in a soft cloth separately from other type of gemstones to prevent damage or scratches.
  • It is best to remove any jewelry before engaging in any strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sports.
  • Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your precious gems.

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Zodiac

  • Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius