TOPAZ

TOPAZ

Topaz is formed from the crystallization of fluorine-bearing vapour produced in the last stages of solidification of igneous rocks. Therefore, topaz crystals are most commonly found in the cavities of granitic rocks, and in pegmatites. Topaz can also be found as water worn pebbles in stream sediments due to the weathering and erosion of pegmatites and granitic rocks.

Pure topaz is colourless and transparent but it is usually coloured by impurities. Topaz can be blue, brown, yellow, orange, green, pink, and reddish-pink.

Imperial topaz is the most valuable form of this gem. It can be yellow, pink, or pink-orange.

Sherry topaz is a yellow-brown or a brown-orange in colour.

 

The element, chromium, is what causes the pink, red, and purple colours in topaz, while imperfections at the atomic level cause the topaz to become brown, yellow, or blue.

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Colour: clear, yellow, orange, pink, red, green, blue, brown, purple, white and grey

Hardness: 8

Lustre: vitreous

Chemical Composition: Al₂SiO₄(F/OH)₂

 

HEALING PROPERTIES:

.Soothing

.Stimulating

.Promotes truth and forgiveness

.Releases tension

.Promotes honesty

.Aids with self control

.Helps with digestion

.Combats eating disorders

.Stimulates metabolism

.Blue topaz brings wisdom and aids with communication

.Yellow topaz aids with faith and optimism. It also aids with confidence and regenerates cellular structures, treating the liver, gallbladder, and the endocrine glands

.Yellow topaz can also help to alleviate bad moods and irritability

.Protective stone

.Used for treating gout, blood disorders, haemorrhages, and tuberculosis

 

CHAKRAS:

Solar Plexus chakra and Third Eye chakra

 

REFERENCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topaz

http://www.minerals.net/gemstone/topaz_gemstone.aspx

http://www.gemstones-guide.com/Topaz.html

http://geology.com/minerals/topaz.shtml

http://nature.berkeley.edu/classes/eps2/wisc/Lect10.html

http://www.gia.edu/topaz-description

http://www.charmsoflight.com/topaz-healing-properties.html

http://www.sunnyray.org/Topaz-crystal-properties-and-meaning.htm

http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/topaz/

http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/topaz/

Kiara James