Did you know that for centuries, people believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence! We certainly know about it's elegance, and everything else is a bonus.
Most people don't know this, but Topaz comes in a wide range of colors - various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red pink, and purple. Colorless Topaz is also very popular. Rare topaz include:
1. Imperial topaz: medium reddish orange to orange-red, this is also one of the most expensive colors.
2. Sherry topaz: yellowish brown to brownish yellow to orange.
BIGGEST FACETED TOPAZ ever recorded is a topaz in the Smithsonian Institution , named "American Golden", a yellow stone that weighs 22,982 carats!
Occurence: Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United States
Zodiac affinity: Topaz is known to bring strength, wisdom and courage to the wearer. It’s recommended for mood swings, worries, depression and exhaustion.
Disclaimer Note: Healing or spiritual properties of gemstones listed here are not a substitute for professional medical care.
Source: GIA Essential Colored Stone Reference Guide