Topaz is widely known as the Birthstone for the month of December. It is said that Topaz was named after a small island on the Red Sea named “Topazos,” and another theory surrounding the name suggested that it is also believed to be derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas” which translates to fire. The first Topaz was in Germany during 1737.
Topaz comes in various colors not just the common brown and blue, it also comes in yellow, pink, orange, red, violet, and green. It is often times considered a rainbow gemstone. In fact, red or otherwise known as Imperial is the rarest form of topaz. In history, it is said that people wore topaz to treat things like low immunity, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, and even joint/muscle pain. In fact, during ancient times Egyptians believed that topaz obtained its color from the glow of the sun god Ra.
It can come from various places in the world such as Pakistan, Brazil, China, Russia, Burma, Madagascar, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Topaz is made up of aluminum and fluoride. They grow as mineral crystals within granite rocks and lava flows.
In crystal belief it is said that Topaz contains the ability to promote and aid in truth and forgiveness. It is associated with the Sacral Chakra along with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Topaz is also associated with providing good fortune, good health and as well as attraction.