Blue Topaz Gemstone Properties

Design Possibilities

Blue topaz is the color of a waterfall cascading down a mountainside. No wonder this popular gemstone has been used for centuries in jewelry. Though most natural topaz is colorless, in early times all yellow and brown gemstones were called topaz. Its name probably comes from an island in the Red Sea, formerly called Topazos. Blue topaz (a treated form) is tremendously popular and is a wonderful substitute for the rare and expensive aquamarine, with which it is often confused. Use it wherever you want the exquisite sense of crystal clear faintly blue water. It's a cool refreshing stone to use any time of year, but I love wearing it especially in summer.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Because topaz has always been associated with compassion and communication, it's a wonderful stone to wear when you need to "build bridges" between yourself and other people. Blue topaz, in particular, helps you have more control in touchy situations. For one thing, it develops curiosity and humor. For another, it heightens your competence without making you seem dominating. It's a perfect gemstone to wear when negotiating a divorce settlement or if you have to go in for an IRS audit!

Mineral Information Silicate, aluminum silicate group
Chemical Composition Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Color Light blue
Hardness 8
Specific Gravity 3.53-3.56
Refractive Index 1.610-1.638

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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