Friday, November 30, 2007
Gem Of The Month - Topaz
Topaz is a fluorine aluminium silicate and comes in yellow, yellow-brown, honey-yellow, flax, brown, green, blue, light blue, red and pink ... and sometimes it has no colour at all.
Topaz is a birthstone for November. In the past topazes have been used to cure bad vision. The topaz is attributed with a cooling, styptic and appetising effect. It is said to dispel sadness, anger and nocturnal fears, to warn its wearer of poisons and protect him or her from sudden death.
Topazes were also used in the middle age against the Bubonic plague. In the ancient medicine the powder of this mineral, mixed with wine was used to prevent asthma and insomnia.Topaz is still the stone of the intelligence, long life, beauty and loyalty.