Name: Topaz
Color(s): many colors, including red, orange, peach, pink, gold, yellow, blue, brown, green, white, and clear
Mineral Information: Silicate, aluminum silicate group
Chemical Make-up: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Hardness: 8
Where they are found: Brazil, Sri Lanka, India, Russia, U.S., Canada, Mexico, Italy, Japan, and many other places around the world.
About Stone: Topaz is the anniversary stone for the fourth, nineteenth, and twenty third years of marriage. The word topaz means fire in Sanskrit. Because of its hardness, topaz is usually faceted before setting it into jewelry.
Birthstone: November – Golden, December – Blue
Zodiac Association: Sagittarius, Leo, Pisces
Metaphysical Properties: A stone of love and good fortune, it soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges, remotivates and aligns the meridians of the body, directing energy to where it is needed most. It promotes truth and forgiveness. Brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health. Releases tension, inducing relaxation. Promotes openness and honesty, self-realization and self-control. Aids problem-solving and assists in expressing ideas. Stabilizes the emotions, making you receptive to love from all sources.