Blue Topaz, a rare and beautiful gemstone!

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.

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About Gemma

I have been surrounded with art and creativity all my life - both my parents were professional artists in New York City. I pursued a career in fashion design while living in New York and continued my involvement after moving to Italy. I became increasingly more interested in art while taking painting and sculpture classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and began painting seriously about 10 years ago. The jewelry design is a natural continuation of this creativity. Jewelry design is an art, and I approach each piece as if it were a painting using color as my primary inspiration. Color also reflects emotions, and I believe that it can actually effect emotions. I have created a unique collection of jewelry in semi-precious stones and silver utilizing gems and crystals. The colors and beauty that the stones themselves possess reflect specific energy and healing properties. Gems and minerals have long been known for their healing and beneficial effects and I like to create with those specific aims in mind. Gemstones and crystals emit specific vibrations, according to the mineral content, and also according to their color. We see color because of its vibration. All is matter of vibration, and scientists have long known this to be true. I love to explore the many possibilities that these energies and colors can offer combining the elements of design with the esoteric and energetic properties of the stones themselves. My collection sold for ten years in our jewelery store in the suburbs of Rome. It is currently sold online through my website and my Etsy Shop. I am continually creating new additions to my jewelery collection. Gemma's Gems, can be seen at this page of my website: http://gemmainsinna.com/page/224/gemmas-gems-my-jewelry-collection Newest additions: http://gemmainsinna.com/collections/37938
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