Blue Topaz in the Gemstone LibraryBlue Topaz

Name Origin: The name topaz comes from the Sanskrit and means fire, but the fire in blue topaz is muted and cool, more akin to the glimmering heart of fire in solid ice. In fact, most blue topaz resembles a blue sky more than it does the fiery sun for which the stone is named.

Historical significance/folklore: Icy blue topaz has a fire and sparkle that no other stone can imitate. It combines the clarity of topaz with the colors of the sky and the sea, ranging from velvety deep turquoise to pale robins egg with a multitude of shades in between. During the Middle Ages topaz was thought to heal both physical and mental disorders and prevent death. The Greeks believed it had power to increase strength and to make its wearer invisible while the Romans believed it had power to improve eyesight. The Egyptians wore it as an amulet to protect them from injury.

Gemstone properties: Soothes physical pain, promotes peace and calms emotions, as well as promoting forgiveness and letting go. Promotes individuality, self-confidence, and creativity. Blue topaz is an excellent stone for meditation and attuning to the higher self.

Healing Properties: Throat, emotional support, digestion, taste, nerves, metabolism, skin and vision.