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Topaz is a crystal of Truth and forgiving. It is a symbol of chastity, happiness, true friendship and hope. It helps us to find our true purpose and destiny. The topaz crystal is able to make us more aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions, and of their karmic effects. As such, it is able to activate our Cosmic awareness. By removing the stagnant energies, it directs the body energy to those places where it is most needed. The topaz healing abilities are connected to spiritual and physical rejuvenation. It releases tension and promotes feelings of joy and happiness. The color of topaz Topaz, as it comes in its purest form, is a transparent stone. But in Nature we can rarely find pure topaz without impurities. The impurities present within the crystal lattice are responsible for the various coloration of this stone. The typical topaz crystals are yellow or of vine color, but they can also be white, gray, golden, green, blue, pink, reddish, transparent, or semi-transparent. When irradiated, topaz can change its color to blue, starting from light blue shades up to dark, almost electric blue nuances. The deep golden-yellow topaz is known as imperial topaz. The transparent topaz is often called white or clear topaz. Notable occurrences and crystal properties One can find topaz on many locations around the world, such as the Ural mountains in Russia, in Afghanistan, Check Republic, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and, of course, in the USA. This stone is a silicate material made out of aluminum, silicon and fluorine. It crystallizes into the orthorhombic group of crystals, and is often terminated by pyramids. The name topaz is believed to originate from the Greek word for one of the ancient island in the Red Sea - Topazios, famous for the yellow stones excavated there, which is now believed to be chrysolite gemstone (a variation of yellow olivine), not topaz at all. Actually, up to the classical times, the name topaz was used to designate any for of yellow stone. History, meaning and healing abilities of topaz stones Topaz is one of the twelve stones in the breastplate of the ancient Hebrew High Priests, which is mentioned in the Book of Exodus. It is believed that the stones of the breastplate together with 12 powerful Angels protect the door to Heaven. Topaz helps in establishing a practical point of view when it comes to life in general. It is thought to be able to point in the direction of the most practical solution to any problem or situation. It helps us to walk the distance between point A and point B in our everyday life without loosing time. Topaz can help us in our daily meditation and visualization. It can open us towards the universal energy and give us new courage, will and strength to make the necessary changes in our lives. Topaz crystal, especially of high purity and transparency, is a carrier of solar or male energy. With its help we can open and balance a number of energy centers - chakras. Topaz is a powerful stone for strengthening the whole physical body. It balances, soothes and cleanses emotions and thoughts, releases stress, and brings joy. In spiritual sense this stone brings love and peace. As a healing stone it can help with blood disorders, promotes rejuvenation, and helps in curing endocrine problems, thrombosis and asthma.