Topaz comes from the Greek word topazion and the Sanscrit tapas or fire. Highly valued by the Greeks as a stone endowing the wearer with strength, it reaches even further back to the Egyptians, associated with Ra, the sun god and provider of life.

It comes in many colors, and is sometimes used in lieu of diamonds.

Believed to balance emotions, improve one’s ability to communicate, bring good fortune and ensure success as well as:

brings peace
spiritual love