Topaz is believed to be a remedy to all sorts of bodily ailments that include obesity, anxiety, constipation, muscle cramps, diabetes, and various others, and increase its wearers strength and intelligence. It is also associated with qualities linked to loyalty that include friendship and commitment. In terms of color, the topaz is extremely versatile and can range from clear to almost every color of the rainbow, although the most popular form is blue, both because of its attractiveness and its affordability.
Topaz derives its name from the word ‘fire’ in Sanskrit. The early history of the topaz is often mixed up with that of the peridot stone; topaz was believed to originate on the Egyptian island known as Topazos to the Romans, now known as Zabargard. Its healing properties were valued in both Antiquity by the Greeks and Romans and in the Middle Ages where it was a protector even against death itself. A pink variant of the stone was discovered in Russia in the 19th century, and quickly became a favorite of the czar and his family, so much so that this type of topaz was restricted in its use by the royal family and its inner circle. Although found throughout the world, most of the world’s topazes come from Brazil and Sri Lanka.
1.609 - 1.643
.008 - .011
3.49 - 3.57
8 (Moh's Scale)