- Mineral: Topaz
- Chemistry: Al2(F,OH)2SiO4
- Color: Yellow, orange, brown, pink to red to purple red, blue , light green and colorless
- Refractive index: 1.619 to 1.627
- Birefringence: 0.008 to 0.010
- Specific gravity: 3.53
- Mohs Hardness: 8
Topaz 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. Topaz brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health. It is known as a stone of love and good fortune. Releases tension, inducing relaxation. Topaz promotes openness and honesty, self-realisation and self-control. It aids problem-solving and assists in expressing ideas. Stabilises the emotions, making you receptive to love from all sources.
Topaz aids digestion and combats eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia. It fortifies the nerves and stimulates the metabolism.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Topaz, specific colours have additional attributes:
Blue Topaz – reflects the energy of the mind and knowledge, stimulating one’s self-confidence and ability to learn and think through complex concepts and ideas. It inspires creativity, increases attention span and helps one achieve perfection in various projects and aspirations. Placed on the Throat or Third-Eye Chakras, Blue Topaz helps one to more consciously and clearly articulate the thoughts and feelings one needs to communicate, and to make clear distinctions about what one does and does not want in one’s life. Blue Topaz is a stone of peacefulness, calming to the emotions, and ideal for meditation and connecting with spiritual beings. It is a natural magnifier of psychic abilities, assisting those who wish to attune to inner guidance, as well as those who serve others through readings or spiritual healing. While it may be difficult to acquire naturally occurring Blue Topaz stones or crystals, natural specimens are best suited for metaphysical work. These stones are resonant with the perfected pattern of the human body and energy system and are ideal for gemstone healing layouts.
Clear/White/Silver Topaz – embodies the energy of the spirit and opens one’s senses to the essence of the Self. It brings an awareness of one’s thoughts and deeds and the karmic effect these have, as well as a cosmic awareness and understanding of the “big “picture” and how one fits into it all. Stimulating the Crown and etheric chakras, this high-vibrational crystal dissolves mental attachments and purifies emotions, helping to heal the soul. It enhances spiritual development, and works to clarify one’s intention and align it with Divine Will in order to manifest it in the physical world. Clear Topaz removes stuck or stagnant energy, and allows one to discover their inner wealth of knowledge and abilities, and push creative and spiritual endeavors to the limit. It is highly effective for honing psychic and intuitive gifts, especially clairvoyance and clairsentience, and is a remarkable stone of truth, permitting one to perceive the truth in others and to maintain adherence to the truth in oneself.
Golden and Imperial Topaz – embraces the nobility of spirit, status, personal will and ability to manifest one’s desires. It activates the Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, as well as the Crown, increasing the ability to direct one’s own energy or Universal energy into form. It is a stone of creativity and intention, generating abundance within the context of what is appropriate for one’s highest path. Used respectfully, it is an excellent crystal for conscious attunement to the highest forces in the universe, and may be used to store information, energy, thoughts and love received in this manner. Like a battery, it can recharge one spiritually and physically, boosting faith and optimism, and increasing one’s confidence, self-worth and pride in one’s abilities without inflating the ego. This stone is beneficial to those seeking fame or overcoming limitations in order to implement great plans as it increases one’s charisma and attracts helpful people, while inspiring one to remain generous and open-hearted. The energies of Golden Topaz move more slowly and are more grounded than Clear Topaz making it ideal for enhancing relaxation and stimulating feelings of peace. It is an excellent crystal for meditation and connecting to the Divine, Ascended Masters, and Archangels.
Pink Topaz – personifies hope, allowing one to experience the presence of the Divine. It encourages integrity, honesty and openness, and brings good fortune in matters of love. Stimulating the Heart Chakra, it aids one in attracting genuine love, not a romanticized version, and dissolves destructive tendencies to obsess over unreciprocated love or waiting for an indifferent person to soften. Pink Topaz helps ease the sadness of those who have been hurt by love or loss, and is a marvelous gift to a first love for a birthday or anniversary to signify affection that will continue to grow over time. Natural, untreated Pink Topaz is very rare and one of the most valuable forms of Topaz.
Purple Topaz – exemplifies spiritual wealth, bringing the energy of prayer and blessings to one’s life. It promotes a connection between the Heart and Crown Chakras, moving the Kundalini, and providing a transfer of energy between the two. It inspires a loving countenance to one’s spirituality and a sanctity to the range of one’s love. This mineral is elevating and highly transformative, amplifying one’s ability to give and receive abundantly on all levels. Purple Topaz is an excellent talisman for decision-making, relaying information of which one may be unaware, as well as revealing any serious flaws in logic or lack of objectivity. It serves to protect against attracting the wrong person to one’s life, one who will not further one’s happiness or who may cause pain, and has been known to provide an audible resonance (clairaudience) of warning as one is getting to know another and there is any holdover energy from previous lives.
Brown Topaz – engenders strength and stability, confidence and commitment, increasing faithfulness in love and the ability to build lasting friendships. It is an excellent gift for those who distrust life and other people to become more open and welcoming, and is a marvelous aid for relieving agoraphobia, excessive timidity, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Brown Topaz stimulates the Root Chakra and increases strength, motivation and security. It assists in providing a stable environment for tasks such as beginning a family or starting a new business. Though it is not rare or particularly valuable as a gemstone, Brown Topaz is often called the “earth gem” and is esteemed for its metaphysical properties. It is a great talisman for all who work on the land, with animals, or in conservation. Used in a quiet place in nature on one of seasonal change points, this crystal allows one to see earth spirits and elf or fey energies.
“Rutilated” Topaz – enkindles beauty and light, creation and inspiration. In this wonderfully rare Topaz, fine hairs of Goethite or Limonite seem to float within the transparent crystal, creating an enchanting configuration that enables one to draw upon the Divine light of imagination. It stimulates the Third Eye Chakra and is extremely effective for visualization and manifestation, and when conscious direction of the mind is employed, may be used for “gazing.” Rutilated Topaz guards against interference from the physical or spirit world, and may be programmed to attract love and light to all facets of one’s life. The configuration of red Rutile within Topaz has the additional benefit of activating and increasing survival Instincts.
Topaz Emotional Healing Energy
Topaz is an incredible tool for healing and stabilizing the emotional body. Its energy teaches forgiveness and truth, and replaces negativity, fear and doubt with all things crucial for the Self…confidence, esteem, acceptance, self-reliance and worth. It aligns with the true vibrancy of one’s soul, and brings joyfulness, love and abundance to one’s life. Topaz stirs creativity and promotes individuality and the expression of ideas. It helps one realize their own abilities and wealth of knowledge gained from learned experiences and hard work. It supports one in implementing great dreams, and makes one happy to share their joy and good fortune with others.
Topaz Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy
Topaz is excellent for cleansing the aura, and for relaxing and releasing tension at any level. It is highly empathic to the system and directs its energy to where it is needed most, aligning the meridians of the body.
The various colors of Topaz activate and stimulate different chakras. To determine the chakra associated with the color of your Topaz, see the individual Topaz color descriptions listed earlier in this article or the Chakra Crystal Healing section of this site.
Topaz Spiritual Energy
Topaz is an excellent crystal for boosting faith and invigorating one’s spiritual development. It cuts through uncertainty and doubt, and instigates a sound trust in the universe. Topaz carries a marvelous energy for tapping into higher realms of awareness in order to channel Divine wisdom and knowledge, and for connecting with one’s spirit guides, angels, loved ones and Ascended Masters. It is ideal for recognizing the signs and symbols one is sent to help with daily life.