Healing Properties of Topaz
During the Middle Ages, the topaz birthstone was believed to empower the mind and cure madness. Crystal healers suggest the stone increases confidence and builds trust in yourself, enabling you to manipulate the laws of attraction, turning your dreams into reality. Not only is it believed that topaz protects you from harm, but it is thought to aid in digestion, help with weight loss, and prevent arthritis pain.
The most well known color of topaz is blue though it displays colors well beyond a spectrum of blue. Topaz colors include brown, green, pink, orange, and even colorless, but if you want the color of the topaz November birthstone, it’s sunshine yellow! Yellow topaz is also closely related to Imperial topaz. This crystal makes up only one percent of all topaz, consisting of yellowish-orange and reddish-orange hues, making it the most rare and sought after variety of topaz.
How to Tell if Topaz is Real
Wondering if your topaz gemstone is real? Here are a couple ways you can decipher between true and synthetic topaz. Taking into consideration that topaz is an eight on the Mohs hardness scale, the gemstone should not scratch easily. A way to test this is to take the topaz and slide it against glass. Real topaz will scratch the glass and no damage should be done to either the glass or the gemstone if it is synthetic. However, if you don’t want to risk scratching anything, topaz is also easily electrified. Rub the stone against woolen fabric and real topaz should attract your hair!