Imperial Topaz 20.50ct,
Natural and Untreated,
Dimensions = 17.00 * 14.00 * 11.00mm,
Triangular Shape,Excellent Cut,
Clarity = VVS,
Topaz was sourced from Brazil,
23rd Wedding Anniversary Gem,
Embraces the nobility of spirit, status, personal will and ability to manifest one’s desires. It activates the Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, as well as the Crown, increasing the ability to direct one’s own energy or Universal energy into form. It is a stone of creativity and intention, generating abundance within the context of what is appropriate for one’s highest path. Used respectfully, it is an excellent crystal for conscious attunement to the highest forces in the universe, and may be used to store information, energy, thoughts and love received in this manner. Like a battery, it can recharge one spiritually and physically, boosting faith and optimism, and increasing one’s confidence, self-worth and pride in one’s abilities without inflating the ego. This stone is beneficial to those seeking fame or overcoming limitations in order to implement great plans as it increases one’s charisma and attracts helpful people, while inspiring one to remain generous and open-hearted. The energies of Golden Topaz move more slowly and are more grounded than Clear Topaz making it ideal for enhancing relaxation and stimulating feelings of peace. It is an excellent crystal for meditation and connecting to the Divine, Ascended Masters, and Archangels.
Topaz is an aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide crystal, occurring in pegmatites and high temperature quartz veins, as well as in cavities in granite and rhyolites. It is highly transparent with a vitreous luster and a hardness of 8, and has no industrial uses except as a gemstone. Topaz forms in various tones and saturations of yellow, gold, orange, red, blue, green, purple and brown, as well as colorless. It is found around the world, and huge and flawless crystals weighing up to 220 pounds have been discovered. Many have been cut into giant gemstones weighing thousands of carats, and are in private collections and museums. [www.mindat.org][Simmons, 403][www.minerals.net]
The name Topaz likely comes from topazos, a word meaning “to seek” and the name given to the unique gems discovered on the ancient and obscure Topazios Island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad. However, the island never produced Topaz, but was a main source of Peridot (dubbed the “True Topaz” at a time in antiquity when all yellow stones were called Topaz). Some scholars trace the name’s origin back to Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, where the word topas or tapaz means “fire.”
The term “Imperial Topaz” originated in 19th century Russia, where the Ural Mountains were Topaz’s leading source. The rare pink gemstones discovered there were named to honor the Russian czar, and ownership of these stones was restricted to the royal family. Today, the gem trade generally uses the term for Topaz in pink, pinkish gold, golden yellow-orange, orange-brown and red hues, the most valuable forms. True Imperial Topaz is always untreated, and material which has been colored by artificial means is not regarded as genuine Imperial Topaz.
Since Topaz occurs in a wide range of colors, it may resemble other transparent gemstones, and the term “Precious Topaz” is often used to distinguish between true Topaz and lookalikes. Much Citrine and yellow Sapphire has been sold as “Gold, Scotch or Madeira Topaz,” and while there is Brown Topaz, the term “Smoky Topaz” refers to Smoky Quartz. Blue Topaz does occur in nature, but is rare and almost always lightly colored. Most, if not all, of the Blue Topaz used in jewelry is clear or lighted colored Topaz that has been irradiated, then heat-treated to produce the trademarked Sky Blue, London Blue, Swiss Blue, etc. Most Pink Topaz is heat-treated yellow or brownish Topaz, and the lovely Mystic and Azotic Topazes are synthetically colored by depositing an extremely thin metallic layer over the top of the gem. While enhancements, especially heat treatments, have been around since the earliest civilizations, they do not take away from the extraordinary beauty of nature’s crystals. It is important, however, to buy from reputable dealers and know what you are receiving, and whether or not they fulfill your purposes for metaphysical use