Topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine with the chemical formula Al₂SiO₄(F, OH)₂.
Topaz is found colours such as colourless, blue, brown, orange, grey, yellow, green, pink and reddish-pink. Orangy-Pink and bright yellow to deep golden brown hue topaz are known as Imperial Topaz. Naturally occurring blue topaz is quite rare. Typically, colourless, grey or pale yellow and bright blue stones are heat-treated and irradiated to get a good blue colour.
Topaz crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, and its crystals are mostly prismatic terminated by pyramidal and other faces. It occurs in pegmatites and high-temperature quartz veins, also in cavities in granites and rhyolites.
Topaz can be found in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, USA, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Indonesia, India, Japan, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Madagascar, Mexico, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Africa, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, USA, Uk, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
¶ Chemical Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
¶ Lustre: Vitreous
¶ Mohs Hardness: 8
¶ Specific Gravity: 3.4 – 3.6
¶ Crystal System: Orthorhombic
¶ Tenacity: Brittle
¶ Cleavage: Perfect (001)
¶ Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
¶ Optical Properties: Biaxial (+)
¶ Max Birefringence: δ = 0.010
¶ Pleochroism: Weak
Y= yellow, violet, reddish
Z= violet, bluish, yellow, pink
¶ Refractive Index: nα = 1.606 – 1.629
nβ = 1.609 – 1.631
nγ = 1.616 – 1.638
Topaz is frequently used in jewellery whole around the world. also, Blue topaz is one of the popular and most using stones in jewellery because of it’s attractive blue colour.https://danugroup.lk/?product_category=&s=++topaz&post_type=product
Topaz is the birthstone of the month of November. Also, Topaz is known as one of the best cooling stone and believed as help to keep calm your mind.
We must remember that the most powerful of all is our mind power. The use of gemstones in the chemical, wave and vibration energy of the gemstones can only be of some help to the well being of man. It is like a fence on the stairs. The stair fence is not essential for climbing stairs. But having a stair fence will make it easier to climb the stairs. That is also the case with using a gemstone. Almost every gem has its own vibrational and waves energy. also, the chemical properties of the gemstones are very special. Gemstones are used to cure diseases and to stimulate and balance the energy fields of the human body by the chemical composition and other energies of the gemstones.
Healing Properties of Topaz
Topaz is excellent for cleansing the aura, and for relaxing and releasing tension at any level. It is highly empathic to the system and directs its energy to where it is needed most, aligning the meridians of the body.
Topaz is one of the best cooling gemstones among gemstone varieties and that will use in meditation. It’s vibrational energies connect with the circulation of the body and that will help to reduce stress and good for heart health.
In crystal healing Topaz is best known for its manifesting properties, it is a crystal of joy, generosity, abundance and good health.