Jewelry Guide - Gemstones
- Mohs hardness rating: 8
- From Brazil, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nigeria, US
This lovely gemstone, which is a member of quartz family, gets its name from the
Sanskrit word for "fire."
Beloved by Egyptian pharaohs, topaz is the ultimate gem for promoting self-control.
Wearing topaz is supposed to bring forth leadership qualities and help its wearer
to take control of difficult situations.
It promotes wealth, excellent sleep, good health, and a long life. Topaz enhances
sexual energy, promotes harmony and confidence, and sweetens the wearer’s
disposition. It has even been said that wearing this stone will keep insanity at
But, be careful -- Topaz is not invincible. It cracks and chips easier than many
other gemstones, and should be treated with care.
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