Yellow Topaz in the Gemstone LibraryYellow Topaz

Name Origin: The name topaz is derived from the Indian Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning, “fire.” Another theory is that topaz derives its name from the Island of “topazos,” in the Red Sea, where the Romans obtained the stone.

Historical significance/folklore: Egyptians believed Topaz provided protection from harm. This was due to the yellow color which, to them, symbolized the sun god Ra. Romans associated the stone with their Roman sun god, Jupiter. Greeks believed it had the power to increase strength.
One meaning of topaz was that it would dispel all enchantment and make a wearer invisible. The Egyptians believed that topaz stones were droplets of sunlight, and the Romans associated yellow topaz with the sun god Jupiter. Many cultures believed the stone contains the magic healing and illuminating energies of the sun, making topaz a perfect stone to light up dark November days.

Gemstone properties: Topaz is a stone for hope and encourages trust. It enables you to be, cutting through uncertainty. It supports visualization and self-discovery. It cleans the aura and brings relaxation. Topaz is said to enhance one's spiritual potential. Legend tells us that it was used to increase intelligence and creativity, impart wisdom, which, in turn, leads to wealth. The stone of "true love and success in all endeavors", it can be used to promote understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy. It opens the hearts of those who have closed them while at the same time protecting the openhearted from too much pain. Ruled by the sun, bring abundance, encourages practicality as well as good planning.

Healing Properties: Forgiveness, self-realization, sense of taste, nerves, emotional support, vision.