Sun god Ra
Topaz belongs in a row of gemstones next to the diamond, ruby, aquamarine and opal. In its natural form, topaz is colourless or white. It because of different impurities that Topaz gets its beautiful colors. People have been fascinated by this gem for at least 2000 years. The use of topaz goes back to the ancient Egyptians. At that time it was assumed that the orange/yellow topaz got its golden shine from the Sun god Ra.
Diamonds and topaz
Over the centuries, topaz has been widely used as a gemstone, first rough and later in cut form. Yet it was not always easy to distinguish between diamonds and topaz. This was evident from research into various crown jewels. A number of supposed diamonds turned out to be topaz. The most beautiful topaz are found in Sri Lanka, Brazil and the Urals (Russia). Our topaz comes from Brazil and is natural in color without treatment. The different colours have been given beautiful names over the years. The name of the blue topaz is: Royal Blue and the yellow/orange topaz is named: Imperial Topaz
Invisible and Inspiration
According to the ancient Greeks, the bearer of Topaz got more strength and could become invisible in desperate times. Both the Greeks and the Romans associated the imperial topaz with the sun god. Imperial topaz is the birthstone for archers and symbolizes the 23rd wedding year. Furthermore, topaz is a very inspiring stone that helps you to get inspiration and new ideas.