Topaz is one of the oldest known stones in the world. It is a beautiful crystal gemstone that comes in a remarkable amount of colors. While today Yellow Topaz is primarily used for ornamental jewelry, in the past, as well as modern times, Yellow Topaz is associated with mystical and medicinal properties.
Yellow Topaz comes from the Greek word topazos, this word means any stone that is yellow in color. Unfortunately there are lots of gemstones that come in yellow such as Peridot and Citrine and many of these stones are still mistaken or sold commercially under the Topaz name, usually Mystic Topaz or Smoky Topaz.
While Yellow Topaz is the most common and least expensive Topaz color, it is extremely beautiful and its array of colors makes very fashionable jewelry. Yellow Topaz can come in a varieties of yellow, such as a pale yellow, bright yellow, brownish yellow and greenish yellow.
Another use for Yellow topaz is to use it to create other Topaz colors. All Topaz have color centers that can change color when subjected to intense heat or radiation. Yellow Topaz is usually used to create Blue Topaz or other colors such as green or red.
There are also plenty of medicinal and mystical properties associated with Yellow Topaz, such as warding off evil and illness. It is also used to calm the mind and inspire creativity. If you are looking for a wonderful yellow gemstone that goes with today’s fashion sensibilities, check out Yellow Topaz.