Let’s talk about one of my favourite gems, Mystic Topaz.
Mystic Topaz is a pretty new gem, it was only introduced in 1998! Mystic Topaz has a unique film coat above its normally “white” exterior to turn it into a beautiful kaleidoscope of colour.
The colours most prominently features in Mystic Topaz are blue, green and purple, though there is the wealth of the rainbow to be found in this beauty.
Mystic Topaz can even go by many other names, such as Rainbow Topaz, Fire Topaz, Alaskan Ice and Caribbean Topaz. Mystic Topaz is prized for bright and clear colour, and is quite a hard gem (almost as hard as diamond!)
Mystic Topaz is a versatile gem that can be worn for all occasions!
While Mystic Topaz may be a new gem, Topaz is not, and it has a long history and associations that go along with it.
The Ancient Greeks believed topaz to be a powerful stone, one that could give strength to its wearer (and invisibility in times of need!). The Romans and Ancient Egyptians associated topaz with the Sun God. Traditional Indian belief systems associate topaz with the throat chakra, and that it unlocks the ability to communicate and express oneself. Because of this, topaz is beneficial to writers, artists and public speakers.
How to care for Mystic Topaz
Because of its hardness, Mystic Topaz doesn’t scratch easily and is very durable. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of it! If your Mystic Topaz needs cleaning, soap and water works best, with a soft cloth. Take care to rinse well, you don’t want soapy residue covering up the beauty of the gem! AVOID steamers! This could ruin the gems colour.
As usual, don’t wear jewellery if you’re cleaning or doing physical activity like playing sports.