Topaz Award symbol of honor, love, purpose, and strength; composition Al2SiO4(F,OH)2, eight on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

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The Topaz award recognizes the recipient’s purpose, persistence, love, and passion for the betterment of others.

Topaz is a stone of nobility, love, passion, and purpose. Because of its fiery energy, we associate this sun-filled gemstone indeed with high self-esteem and good fortune. It is a gemstone that strengthens one’s confidence and trust in one’s inner power and abilities.

Topaz is a naturally occurring mineral. It’s known for its solidity and is regularly used to create stunning jewelry. Natural Topaz is mined from the cavities of igneous rocks such as rhyolite and pegmatite and can be found in countries such as Brazil, America, Japan, and Pakistan, to name but a handful of places.

The ancient Greeks believed that Topaz could make a wearer invisible. The gem can calm anger and balance strong emotions. A symbol of honor and strength, Topaz is believed to bring longevity and wisdom.

The name “topaz” is usually derived (via Old French: Topace and Latin: Topazus) from the Greek Τοπάζιος (Τοpáziοs) or Τοπάζιον (Τοpáziοn),[5] from Τοπαζος, the ancient name of St. John’s Island in the Red Sea which was a challenge to find and from which a yellow stone (now believed to be chrysolite: yellowish olivine) was mined in ancient times; the name topaz was first applied to the mineral now known by that name in 1737. [6] 

Ancient Sri Lanka (Tamraparni) exported native oriental topazes to Greece and ancient Egypt, which led to the etymologically related terms of the island by Alexander Polyhistor (Topazius) and the early Egyptians (Topapwene) – “land of the Topaz.” [7][8] Pliny said that Topazos is a legendary island in the Red Sea, and the mineral “topaz” was first mined there. Alternatively, the word topaz may be related to the Sanskrit word तपस् “tapas,” meaning “heat” or “fire.” [5]

Topaz is a gemstone in cut and polished form. It is used to make jewelry or other adornments and awards. It also has other uses. Orange Topaz, also known as precious Topaz, is the conventional birthstone for November, the symbol of friendship and the state gemstone of the U.S. state of Utah. [15]. Blue Topaz is the state gemstone of the U.S. state of Texas. [16]

Now, besides being one of the official birthstones of November and a well-known favorite for colored gemstones, the Topaz is a rare silicate mineral. Its composition is Al2SiO4(F,OH)2, and it ranks number eight on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Additionally, the Topaz is known as the celebratory gemstone of the 16th wedding anniversary.

The Meaning of Topaz

In its natural state, Topaz is golden brown or yellow in color. However, the stone can be treated with heat and radiation to produce various shades and hues. It’s not uncommon to find sizzling orange, fiery red, leafy green, pretty pink, and icy blue topaz stones. The gem is pleochroic, meaning the colors can look different, depending on the angle you hold and observe the stone.

Heat treatment is used if the Topaz is light blue or sky blue, and jewelers want it to be richer in saturation and/or hue. 

Spiritual Meaning

Topaz has been around for a long time and is renowned for its good looks and what it symbolizes.

Let’s explore mystic Topaz meaning further: The Egyptians called Topaz the “gem of the sun.” They believed that Ra, the Egyptian sun god provided the stone with its golden glimmer. The gemstone is believed to have many qualities and is desired not just for its beauty but also for what it can reportedly do. The Egyptians weren’t alone in their admiration for the precious stone. The Greeks also considered Topaz to be mystical and thought it would help to improve stamina.

Whereas the Romans had their own views about the gemstone, believing it to be linked to Jupiter (the Sun God) and that it could help resolve problems related to poor eyesight.

The Bible described Topaz is as a “stone of fire” and is highlighted as one of the gems laid in the foundations of the walls of the holy city Jerusalem.

The most crucial connection bridged by the Topaz is the vocalization of boundaries. Not only does this make us feel safe, but it also helps us connect with what matters most. Topaz does this is by activating the throat chakra.

Conversely, Topaz aids in synchronizing your thoughts and ideas with the divine realm. As a result, this better aligns you with your chosen life path. Additionally, it helps efficiently and fluidly reach your goals. Recipients of the Topaz Award honor inner peace, a proud mind, and a pure heart.

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