Geology / History

Topaz is an aluminium silicate fluoride hydroxide commonly associated with silicic igneous rocks of the Granite & Rhyolite type. Topaz is formed by fluorine bearing vapours given of during the final stages of crystallization in various igneous rocks. It typically crystallizes in granitic pegmatites or in vapour cavities in Rhyolite lava flows & in hydrothermal veins. 

Pure Topaz is colourless & transparent but is usually has a tinted colour caused by impurities. More commonly Topaz is wine red, yellow, pale gray, reddish-orange, or blue brown. It can also be white, pale green, blue, gold, pink (rare), reddish-yellow. Some clear Topaz crystals from Brazilian pegmatites can reach boulder size & weigh hundreds of pounds.

The rare Imperial Topaz is yellow, pink or pink-orange. Brazilian Imperial Topaz can have a bright yellow to deep golden brown hue, sometimes even violet. Many brown or pale Topaz undergo treatment to make them bright yellow, gold, pink or violet coloured.

Naturally occurring blue Topaz is quite rare. Often colourless, gray or pale yellow & blue material is heat treated & irradiated to produce a darker blue.

Mystic topaz is high grade colourless topaz which has been artificially coated with Titanium giving it a beautiful rainbow effect. 

The name Topaz is derived from the Greek Τοπάζιος (Topázios) or Τοπάζιον (Topázion). Topazios is the ancient name of a legendary island in the Red Sea now known as St John’s Island. Here a yellow stone now believed to be chrysolite a yellowish Olivine was mined in ancient times. Topaz itself was not really known before the classical era but was mined on the same island.

Metaphysical Properties

The stone of prosperity & fortune. Mystic Topaz is a powerful manifestation tool that removes the illusions of reality & dissolves preconceived notions of apparent obstacles. Mystic Topaz shows us we are greater than we believe & the only limits are the ones we create.

When illusion is removed our perception shift to see obstacles in truth as opportunities. The sky is no limit with this turbo charged energy expander. This stone opens the mind to see all the possibilities available to us. It bring belief in our ability to achieve any desired goal & fortifies intent creating an unbreakable drive.

Mystic holds an impenetrable vibration of love & tranquility, to which no negativity can pass. Any negativity held within is turned into peaceful understanding & closely followed by forgiveness. It helps us see our own truth & propels us into the journey of spiritual enlightenment. Mystic Topaz cleanse & protects the auric field enhancing ones connectivity to all. It resonates with all chakras stimulating & strengthening the body’s energy centers.

The greatest gift of Mystic Topaz is the heart strength it facilitates which allows us to completely embrace the rainbow. The mental shift it provides teaches us that every individual rainbow within each person is beautiful, powerful & wondrous. You are not watching the rainbow you are the rainbow. Commit to following your own colours & you will find Gold!

Crystal Healing

Great for the eyes, bones, immune system & blood. Enhances cellular activity & neuro response.

 

Mineralogy

Group: Silicate Mineral

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Composition:Al2SiO4(F,OH)2 + Ti

Form/Habit:Prismatic crystals with faces striated parallel to long dimension; also columnar, compact, massive

Hardness: 8

Cleavage:[001] Perfect

Fracture: Subconchoidal to uneven

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: White

Specific Gravity:3.49–3.57

Transparency: Transparent

R.I:nα = 1.606–1.629, nβ = 1.609–1.631, nγ = 1.616–1.638

Colour:Colourless (if no impurities), blue, brown, orange, gray, yellow, green, pink & reddish pink

Birefringence:δ = 0.010

Fluorescence:Short UV=golden yellow; Long UV=cream

Pleochroism:Weak in thick sections X = yellow; Y = yellow, violet, reddish; Z = violet, bluish, yellow, pink

Strunz Classification: 9.AF.35

Dana Classification:52.03.01.01