is a fluor containing aluminium silicatean and it has a hardness rate of 8 on the Mohs scale. Mystic topaz, is made by coating clear white topaz with various minerals such as titanium dioxide, displays a rainbow of colors, especially green, blue and purple. The gemstone is also known as fire topaz, mystic fire topaz, Caribbean topaz, Alaska topaz, Alaskan ice and rainbow topaz. Mystic topaz is similar to Azotic topaz, which is created by a patented process that has been named "Azotic", after the company that invented it. Mystic topaz can be identified from Azotic topaz by its darker colours, which mainly exhibit as purples, blues and greens. Azotic gemstones are generally lighter in colour and look more pinkish-yellow. The kaleidoscopic colour of mystic topaz identifies it from other topaz gemstones.
Mystic Topaz is natural topaz that has been coated to enhance it, therefore, the beliefs that are attributed to natural topaz apply to it.
Deposits of topaz have been found in Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Myanmar (Burma), China, Germany, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the USA. Enormous topaz crystals have been discovered in Minas Gerais (Brazil) and Ukraine.
Mystic Topaz Colour
As mentioned above, mystic topaz has a very interesting rainbow colour, which changes as it is tilted. This is what sets it apart from other stones, since every single colour can be seen in one kaleidoscopic and magical stone. The quality of mystic topaz gemstones is dependent on the quality of the raw material; in this case a clear topaz gem. Therefore, topaz gems with high clarity and lustre will yield the best results.
Mystic Topaz Clarity and Lustre
Mystic topaz is transparent to translucent. Topaz exhibits high clarity with few inclusions, so topaz gemstones can be examined that no imperfections can be seen. Topaz is highly prized for its brilliance and vitreous (glassy) lustre.
Mystic Topaz Cut and Shape
Mystic topaz is a very versatile material. Therefore it can be fashioned into a great variety of shapes, such as square, round, octagon, pear, oval, heart and other fancy shapes. Strongly coloured gemstones are usually scissor cut whereas weakly coloured stones are generally brilliantly cut. This best shows off the brilliance and clarity of the gems. Since mystic topaz is strongly coloured, the clear topaz can be brilliantly cut in preparation for the colour enhancement. When topaz has irregular inclusions, it is often cabochon-shaped. The hardness of topaz makes it resistant to scratches.
Healing Properties of Mystic Topaz
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz was a powerful stone that could increase the strength of the wearer and even provide invisibility in desperate times. Both the ancient Egyptians and the Romans associated topaz with the Sun God.
In traditional Indian belief systems, topaz is said to unlock the throat chakra, which facilitates communication and self-expression. Therefore, topaz is thought to be beneficial to artists, writers, public speakers and others who are concerned with self-expression. Some believe that topaz can promote virility in men. Wearing Topaz is said to open awareness of inner self and the surrounding universe. The topaz meaning in mysticism is to bolster courage whilst dispelling depression, sadness, anger and fear. Some believe that fire topaz stimulates the metabolism and digestion and improves the sense of taste. It is said to be able to help regulate blood flow, ease tension and the pain of certain diseases, heal blood disorders and damaged tissue, reverse the aging process and inspire artistic strength. It can also strengthen the thyroid gland and increase the metabolism. It is said to even help people after they die, as it helps them in moving onto the next life.
Mystic topaz is a zodiac birthstone for Aquarius, Cancer and Libra and for color season, we feel is probably a winter stone.