Topaz is a wonderful stone which can be enjoyed in a range of naturally occurring colours including yellow, orange, brown, pinkish red through to purple red, often seen as a bright mid blue, light green and colourless – all the colours sparkle beautifully. It scores 8 on the Mohs Scale of hardness (the scale goes up to 10) which makes it an excellent choice to adorn a ring.
Topaz is believed to have plenty of health and astrological benefits which vary from colour to colour, for example orange Topaz (also known as precious Topaz) is the symbol of friendship and happiness. Generally, it’s believed that wearing Topaz helps to strengthen the thinking process to support clear, logical decisions and can also help to reduce fear and overcome phobias!
The ancient Greeks believed that Topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance people believed that Topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger and for centuries, many people in India have believed that Topaz worn above the heart brings long life, beauty, and intelligence.