Topaz

Keywords: Manifestation of personal intention, will and desires

Birthstone: Topaz along with Citrine are birthstones for the month of November.

Zodiac: Topaz is the zodiac stone for Saggitarius (Nov.23-Dec.21).

Wedding anniversary: Topaz is the anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 19th year of marriage. Imperial topaz is the anniversary gemstone for the 23rd year of marriage.

Affirmation: I manifest my desires in accordance with my highest good, honouring the desires and boundaries of those around me.

Pure topaz is colourless, but it also occurs in a broad range of colors: yellow, blue, pink, peach, gold, green, red, and brown. Some natural yellow stones are heated to become permanently pink (pinked topaz). The most important and readily available varieties of Topaz are white (colourless), gold and blue.

Clear topaz has little value, and is quite prevalent. Some varieties can be irradiated to various shades of blue, and this acceptable in the trade. Most blue topaz on the market today is irradiated. There is a grayish variety of topaz that is sometimes cut to produce a stone called "champaign" topaz.

Blue topaz is rare in nature, but easily created from clear material. There is an abundance on the world market, and very large, flawless stones are easily available. It is relatively low in value, about the same as good amethyst.. It is available in shades of blue from very light, through sky-blue, and on to almost an inky blue. Overtones of gray are not desirable, and further reduce its value.

Red-brown topaz is also common and found in Mexico and Utah. It makes a nice faceted stone and is sometimes called "rootbeer" topaz. Again it is not of high value. It is typically more expensive than citrene, and far less than morganite, or good golden beryl.

Imperial-topaz is the most prized, and is a red-orange to a pink-orange color. The color is due to the presence of hydroxyl ions, and hence this variety is heat sensitive, and it usually contains numerous flaws. Preferred colors make this stone about the same in value as good aquamarine.

Pink topaz is fairly rare, but highly valued. Green is another rare color, but highly valued. Although pink is occasionally found in jewellery  , the green is very rarely found.

Important sources of Topaz are in Russia, Siberia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and China, Japan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Australia, Mexico, Japan, Scotland and in the United States. The largest known deposits are located in Minas Gerais in Brazil.

The mystical powers of Topaz are thought to balance emotions and calms passion. It releases tension and gives feelings of joy. Topaz is known as spiritual rejuvenation gemstone.

 


Topaz crystals


Natural Topaz and Diamond ring.
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Blue Topaz, Amethyst and Diamond
14k white gold ring.
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Blue Topaz signet style ring in 14k
white gold.
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