Enhancement of mind and communication
Chakras: Throat and third eye
Birthstone: August, November, December
Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius, Virgo
Wedding Anniversary: 4th year – Blue Topaz, 23rd & 50th year – Imperial Topaz
Topaz Crystal Healing Properties
Topaz has been known to reflect the energy of the mind and knowledge. Its believed to gently facilitate the communication of visions and knowledge to others. It is thought to stimulate our ability to learn and to think through complex concepts and ideas. It may help when needing to calm the mind for meditation and is soothing to the emotional body. Similarly, it is thought to support general health of the neck and throat.
History and Uses
There are differing ideas about the origin of the name Topaz. Some believe it is named after the island of Topazios, now called Zabargad, in the Red Sea where Chrysolite was mined. The ancient Greeks named the island, which means “to seek”, possibly because it was difficult to find in the mists. Others believe the name comes from the ancient Indian Sanskrit word tapas meaning fire, referring to the golden colour of Imperial Topaz.
This crystal comes in a range of colours including colourless (white) to yellow, orange, red-brown, light to dark-blue, pink to red, violet and light-green. Ancient Egyptians and Romans associated Golden or Imperial Topaz with the sun god because of its colour. Ancient Greeks believed it could increase men’s strength and virility. In ancient Indian tradition, it was believed to activate the throat chakra, enhancing self expression. Nowadays, it can be irradiated and heat treated to enhance the colour of the stone.
Topaz is an aluminium silicate fluoride hydroxide crystal with a hardness of 8. Topaz is found in the USA, Brazil, Africa, Sri Lanka, Russia, Burma, Australia, Japan, Madagascar and Mexico.
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