Blue Topaz has always been seen as a symbol of love and adoration. The most popular type of topaz is blue and green coloured topaz, while the most common topaz in jewelry is pink, yellow or light brown. As with many blue gemstones, Blue Topaz is an excellent stone for clear communication and clarity.
Physical Energy Properties: Aids in healthy digestion, stimulates metabolism and helps in recovery from eating disorders. Brightens vision and helps with eye issues. Good for sleep without nightmares. Treats rheumatism and is effective against bleeding and heart disease.
Emotional Energy Properties: Soothing and balancing on all levels especially the emotional level. Promotes forgiveness of self and others. Helps you achieve your present goals and dreams and is an excellent stone for visualization. Also a stone of self-realization and inner knowing that helps with assertiveness. Balances and supports through times of challenge and change.
Chakras: Blue Topaz is associated with the Throat chakra and speaking your truth.
Astrological signs: Related to the signs of Sagittarius and Virgo.
History: The name Topaz is said to come from the Greek word Topazios which was the name of an island that is now named Zabargad. Even though there was never any topaz found on this island, peridot was found, and it was often mistaken for topaz. Some also believe that the origin of the word Topaz comes from the Sanskrit word topas or tapaz which means fire. In ancient Greece, Topaz was thought to bring strength and in other parts of Europe, it was thought to break spells. In India, people have believed that a topaz pendant worn on or above the heart will ensure longevity, beauty and knowledge. In Africa, it has always been used in shamanic practices and balancing.
Where it's found: The most common places Topaz is found is Afganistan and Brazil, but it can also be found in the United States, South Africa, Mexico, Australia and India.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Red Topaz is the rarest and most valuable type of topaz, and only 1% of the worlds topaz is facet-grade. There is also pink topaz also known as rose topaz, yellow topaz or a light or sherry brown topaz. In nature, topaz is usually colourless, but blue topaz is very abundant because of the treatments given to the stones. This topaz first sold for $20 to $40 per carat, but now it’s even more affordable. Things to look for in a topaz stone are similar to the things you’d look for in diamonds including colour and cut as well as clarity.
How to use it: Wear topaz above the heart and close to the throat for clear communication. This gemstone is also excellent in meditation and connection with your higher-self and angels.
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