The word topaz originates from a Sanskrit word meaning fire.
Ancient Egyptians believed the topaz was coloured from the golden glow of the
mighty sun god Ra. Most Topaz toda is treated a d have beautiful colours.The
brilliance of this stone made the topaz a very powerful amulet that offered
protection against harm. Topaz occurs in a variety of colours, with the two
most valuable being a deep golden yellow and pink. Other topaz colours include
red, orange, peach, pink, gold, yellow,
brown, and clear. They are found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, Russia, and Pakistan.