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Topaz – Express Yourself Easily and With Confidence

Topaz – Express Yourself Easily and With Confidence

Communicate Clearly and Calmly

Topaz is a stone that soothes, recharges, and centers its wearer. It is associated with compassion and communication, and promotes understanding and connection between people by helping us to stay calm and express ourselves clearly in difficult or emotional situations.

Topaz: Etymology

The name topaz either comes from Topazios, the old Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea, or from Sanskrit (an ancient language of India) and the word topas or tapaz meaning “heat” or “fire.” Pliny said that Topazos is a legendary island in the Red Sea and the mineral “topaz” was first mined there, but the island, now called Zabargad, rather produced peridot.

Topaz: Spiritual and Ritual Uses for Wiccans

During the middle ages, people thought it could break magic spells. This gem is used for spells relating to communication, empathy, love and protection. Excellent for stabilizing emotions, it allows the wearer to unburden themselves, and calmly express their feelings in charged and emotional situations.

This mellow gemstone soothes, heals and recharges. Its strong association with compassion and communication makes it especially suited for building bridges between people. Topaz is a gem of healing and peace, offering an emotional safety that allows us to connect with what matters most. It is also appropriate for grounding oneself, enhancing creativity and increasing vitality.

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Leon Hupperichs, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Topaz is a hard stone with a range of natural colors, with some colors being more valuable. Topaz splits easily, so should never be cleaned in a steamer or ultrasonic cleaner. It should also be protected from sudden changes in temperature and from all acids.