Folklore about gemstones has been revered and honored for centuries in all cultures. Topaz is a gemstone that has lots of interesting historical background. During the Middle Ages topaz was thought to heal both physical and mental disorders and prevent death. Even earlier, the Romans believed it could improve eyesight by soaking the stones in water and using the water as a wash…and the Greeks believed it had power to increase strength and to make its wearer invisible.
Blue Topaz is the hardest of the silicate minerals. While pure Topaz is colorless, minor changes of elements within the stone result in a variety of other colors, such as blue, pale green, red, yellow and pink.
Blue topaz is a popular variation of the topaz gemstone. It is said to be a very lucky stone for those born in the month of December. It is the gem for zodiac signs Sagittarius and Pisces, and is associated with the planet Jupiter.
The modern birthstone for the month of November is Yellow Topaz, and for December it is Blue Topaz.
The blue hue is created when Topaz is heated, whether the heat source is natural or engineered by man. The three shades of Blue Topaz are Sky, Swiss and London Blue. The latter is the deepest blue and is often used as a less expensive substitute for Sapphire.
Blue Topaz is the stone of Sagittarius, and it is said that to dream of topaz predicts protection and movement in your affairs.
This gemstone is very sought after, and also very rare, thus there are also synthetically created versions available as well.
It has many healing properties, and is known to help heal, kindle, rejuvenate and motivate one to take action .
It can promote truthfulness in a relationship and also helps one to forgive more easily.
Blue topaz specifically promotes artistic inspiration, strengthening the thyroid gland and enhancing the metabolism. It is known to commonly be used for weight loss. It can help re-balance the psyche, and can aid in healing eating disorders like anorexia. It aids in digestion, and helps improve blood circulation.
Other metaphysical characteristics of this stone are that it can help to find solutions to problems, stabilize ones emotions, and helps to control desires and passions with better equilibrium.