A Golden Beauty
Topaz is the magnificent and lustrous birthstone of November. This precious gem is most commonly found throughout Asia, specifically in countries such as Japan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The stone in its purest form usually takes on a golden hue; however, depending on its crystalline structure it can range from a deep wine red to a sharp crystal blue. Out of all the colors, the reddish Topaz is the rarest, and tends to hold the highest value, being known as the “Imperial Topaz”.
This gemstone was actually reserved solely for the use of the Russian royal family, being that the largest deposit of the Topaz at this time was located in the Ural Mountains of Russia. The Topaz is thought to have gotten its name from the Sanskrit word “Tapaz,” meaning fire, due to the stone’s typically warm color. Throughout history, it was often confused with other stones that took on similar colors, such as the peridot and citrine. However, due to the advancements of science, we are able to differentiate between the stones based off of chemical composition.
Healing from the Inside Out
On a healing level, this gemstone is known for its ability to help in food consumption such as digestion, metabolism and the overall process of food throughout your body. The Topaz is also known for its healing energy, specifically on an inward level. Rather than healing the energies around you, the Topaz focuses on healing the energy within yourself. This healing process hones in on self-realization, allowing you to become aligned with your own desires and ambitions to become the person your heart truly desires to be. The process of self-love will then radiate outwards, helping the relationships in your life to become more abundant and truthful and holding the most energy in your crown and heart chakras. This gem is absolutely perfect for anyone looking to bring in warmth, light, and self-alignment into their life.