Imperial Topaz Crystal Specimens “E Quality” 25ct Bags
This is an extra quality stone, the clarity on each stone is very high shining beautifully under light. There are approximately 3 to 9 pieces per bag while some may exhibit natural termination on the stone.
Topaz rates an 8 on the hardness scale. It is a hard brilliant stone with a fine color range. In fact, the color 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 reddish-orange color the deep golden yellow. In the past, all yellow gems were topaz, and that all topaz was yellow. We now know topaz varies in color from pale blue and colorless, to yellow, orange, brown, and pink.
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.