Some Interesting Facts About Garnets

Garnet is found the world over, and though commonly known to be red, it is in fact found in a variety of colors and chemical formulas, each with its own set of spiritual properties. Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Read More …

Turquoise is Blue, too AND A Rarely Known December Birthstone

Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems. Archaeological excavations revealed that the rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet, and has long been Read More …

Tanzanite: An Alternative Birthstone for December Babies

“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” – Christian Dior Tanzanite Birthstone There are three birthstones for the month of December: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. All three of these stones are a deep blue color and have their own history and chemical Read More …

You Have a Blue Topaz. Now What?

As with all light colored gems, the value of the topaz increases with its intensity of color. Topaz has a definite sky-blue color and is uniform in color, often without overtones. While it is often pale, it can also be bright or sometimes even an Read More …

The Science of Topaz

Topaz also aids verbalization and is excellent for meditation and living according to your own aspirations and views. It helps you recognize truth and wisdom and where exactly you have strayed from your own truth. It is a great choice for the time when we Read More …

The Mystical Powers of Topaz

*The information provided here is for entertainment and reference purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, most of which came the birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors about before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant Read More …

What’s so Special About Topaz?

  All in all, topaz has been said to relieve greed, frenzies, insanity, hypocrisy, envy, intrigue, disease, injury, sudden death, sorcery, negative magic, lunacy and all disturbing emotions. It is said to soothe, heal, re-motivate, and bring the wearer strength, loyalty, beauty, protection, healing, weight Read More …

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Four

  Topaz is used to promote good fortune. In fact, it has been said that dreaming of topaz may indicate that good fortune is on its way. These dreams can also suggest love affairs.   Traditions hold that topaz bestowed many benefits upon its wearer. Read More …

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Three

  In Africa, healing rituals with topaz are practiced to establish communion with the realm of the spirit. The Bushmen bring it to their shamanic work both for journeying, working with ancestors, and for healing, treat the stone as a highly sacred one.     Read More …

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Two

The majority of topaz is colorless and is called topaz. The next most abundant color of topaz is blue and green. The most frequently seen stones in jewelry are the shades yellow or sherry brown, and pink. Clear, pink, blue and honey-yellow varieties of topaz Read More …