Imperial Topaz Crystal Specimen - Unique #4
Topaz rates an 8 on the hardness scale. It is a hard brilliant stone with a fine colour range. In fact, the colour of topaz is more important than the size in determining its value. This Brazilian imperial topaz can often have a bright yellow to deep golden brown hue. The term “imperial topaz” refers to the reddish-orange colour the deep golden yellow. In the past, all yellow gems were topaz, and that all topaz was yellow. We now know topaz varies in colour from pale blue and colourless, to yellow, orange, brown, and pink.
Topaz is a soothing, empathetic stone that will direct energy to the place it is most needed. It heals and energizes. Topaz is a promoter of truth and forgiveness. Use it to find your own path. Increases your awareness of thoughts and deeds and the karmic effects of these. Purifies emotions as well as actions. Activates cosmic awareness. Removes stagnant energy.
The Greeks and Romans valued topaz as a gemstone. In medieval times several rulers wore these specimens in jewelry.
According to Exodus, a Jewish high priest named Aaron made a breastplate embroidered with 12 different stones one of which is Topaz, known as Pit’dah. Topaz is also found as one of the stones in Revelation and the stones of the apocalypse. In Egyptian practices, it is the symbol of Ra, the Sun-god, who was the giver of life.
Topaz in particular has been said to work with one’s creative energy. Many believed wearing a topaz ring would keep death from coming and would control insomnia and greed. While long believed to be useful for those unable to control lust. Dreaming of topaz may state that good fortune is on its way. Topaz is known as the “lover of gold” a stone of love and good fortune, bringing successful attainment of goals.
Topaz is a symbol of love and affection and is particularly good for artists. It gives one access to artistic creativity and increases one’s appreciation of beauty. It is said to give a person the capacity to see both the larger picture and the minute detail, recognizing how they interrelate.