Topaz has long been related to desire and the name is believed to have been derived from the Sanskrit word 'tapas' meaning heat, fire and passion. Topaz is also said to have been derived from the Greek word 'topazos' or 'topazion', meaning “to search.” Topazion was also the name of an island in the Red Sea which today is commonly known as Zebirget or St. John's Island in Egypt.
The Egyptians believed that Topaz would protect them from harm because they believed it was colored by the sun god Ra's golden arms.
The Romans believed in a similar theory and associated Topaz with their sun god, Jupiter.
The ancient Greeks believed that Topaz 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.
Topazs mystical curative powers waxed and waned with the phases of the moon.
Topaz has also been biblically referenced as one of the gemstones used to make the 'Breastplate of Judgement' worn by Aaron.
Perhaps the most famous Topaz 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.
Red and pink Topaz gems were used in the jewelry of the 18th and 19th Century Russian Czarinas and is why Topaz is sometimes called "Imperial Topaz".
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Topaz is said to enhance one's spiritual potential. Legend tells us that Topaz is used to increase intelligence and creativity, impart wisdom which will in turn lead to wealth.
Topaz stone of "true love and success in all endeavors", Topaz can be used to promote understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy. Topaz opens the hearts of those who have closed them while at the same time protecting the openhearted from too much pain.
Topaz is another stone used for protective purposes, it is considered specificially against envy, intrigue, disease, injury, suden death, sorcery and negative magic as well as lunacy.
Topaz stone was told to be especially effecite when set in gold and bound to the lft arm.
Worn Topaz releases depression, anger, fear, greed, frenzies and all disturbing emotions.
Placed Topaz in the home, it has a charm against fire and accidents.
When placed under a pillow or worn to sleep, Topaz fends off nightmares and ends sleepwalking.
Blue Topaz brings truth and wisdom. It aids in clear communication. Blue Topaz helps in bringing body, mind and spirit into union. It assists in recognising where you have strayed from your own truth. Blue Topaz 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 Topaz strengthens faith and optimism. It assists in recognising your own abilities, instills a drive toward recognition and attracts helpful people. Bestows charisma and confidence with pride in abilities. Yellow Topaz regenerates cellular structures and is beneficial for nervous exhaustion and insufficient combustion of nutrients. Believed it ruled by the sun, bring abundance, encourages practicality as well as good planning.
Green Topaz assists in keeping one from adding to karma by heavy thoughts of revenge
Sherry Topaz 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
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 Topaz encourages integrity, honesty and openness.
White-/Clear Topaz stimulates the mind for better intellectual focus, much the same effect as the amber, but is not as powerful.
Champagne Topaz is the most powerful, electromagnetic of yellow/solar plexus gems. A strong, steady, high level gem for mental clarity, focus, perceptivity, high level concepts, confidence, personal power, stamina. Radiates warmth,sun/light energy, protection. Excellent for water signs, teachers, excess work stress, manifesting, higher-self connection. Brings emotions and thinking into balance.
Topaz is prticularly powerful when combined with Amethyst. As the topaz activates the laws of attraction and manifestation, the amethyst transforms the energies into spiritual vibrations to produce a soothing, cleaning and stabilizing effect.
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 digestions, heightening the tastebuds. According to ancient traditions, it will stanches 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 weightloss.
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.
Champagne Topaz helps mood swings, insomnia, worries, fears, depression, exhaustion, nervous system stress, stomach anxiety. Also works somewhat with the Crown Chakra. Liver/pancreas detoxification, bloodsugar balance, tissue and backbone strengthener (physically and emotionally).