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Topaz Gems Description:
Topaz is a tremendous blue colored, semi-precious gemstone from the Topaz mineral family. The name Topaz comes from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. Topaz occurs in various colors: red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, brown, blue, green, colorless. Topaz is a jewelers favorite and is used in jewelry: rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets because of its various colors. Topaz is a symbol of passion and affection and has been said to help one’s sweetness and disposition.
Well-known topaz deposits are located in Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and the USA.
|Chakras||Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra|
|Zodiac||Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius|
|Color||Colorless, blue, brown, orange, grey, yellow, green, red-pink|
The intensity of the color is of primary concern when it comes to topaz’s actual value, and the rareness of a particular hue, especially in untreated form, is key. All other things being aside, treated stones in shades of blue are the most common while pink and intense yellows are the rarest, demanding high prices. Antique topaz tends to have shades of brown, which were more common before the introduction of heat treatment, a method by which colorless stones are changed to shades of blue. Swiss Blue, Sky Blue, and London Blue Topaz all have shades of blue produced by heat treatment, with London blue being the more valuable. Recently colorless topaz has been used in jewelry because its lower cost makes it attractive even though it does not have as strong a visual impact as other ‘colored’ versions of the stone.
Topaz is one of the rare gemstones which can usually be found “eye clean,” meaning without ‘inclusions’ in the stone that can be seen by the naked eye. If the clarity is weak, the stone tends to look milky and opaque. These types of heavily included topaz will probably be used as beads in less expensive jewelry; it is the really clear topaz that is fashioned into more expensive jewelry.
Because topaz crystals are usually columnar or elongated, they’re often cut as long pear or oval shapes to improve yield. If the rough is richly colored, the cutter often chooses the emerald cut because this cutting form maximizes color and preserves the most weight. It is cut in a wide variety of shapes and forms. Production includes all the standard shapes such as ovals, pears, rounds, cushions, triangles, marquise, emerald cuts as well as designer-inspired fantasy shapes. Cutting styles are also well represented. Step cuts with concentric rows of identical facets, Brilliant cuts with triangular and kite-shaped facets, and mixed cuts usually consisting of step-cut pavilions and brilliant-cut crowns are all very common.
Conventional topaz cuts for the jewelry industry include a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The gem is reasonable in smaller sizes, but prices rise for gems above ten carats.
Healing Properties of Topaz:
Attraction, Communication, Forgiveness, Good health, and fortune, Joy, Love, Motivation, Problem-solving
- Topaz helps in redirecting energies within the body where it is needed the most.
- Topaz releases tension and brings relaxation, joy, generosity, and good health.
- Topaz stabilizes the emotions, making you open to love.
- Topaz encourages openness and honesty, self-control, and self-realization.
- It helps in generating problem-solving ideas.
- Topaz combats eating disorders and aids in digestion, such as anorexia and bulimia.
- Astrologists recommend topaz to gain financial stability, fame, self-confidence, and good health.