Scorpio Birthstone: The Myth & Meaning Behind the Topaz

Although there are eleven birthstones listed for those who belong to Scorpio, the main gemstone that is said to represent the sign is topaz.
Scorpios are passionate and always approach life with determination. Astrologists say that the stone that balances a Scorpio’s personality is topaz. It is believed that the blue shaded topaz keeps Scorpios calm and mentally strong, attracting negative energies away from them and bringing them a sense of joy and peace.
As Scorpios are emotional, this encouragement of calm is said to help them be more level-headed and prevent them from being overwhelmed by their feelings.
Those who have studied astrology will often tell you that Scorpios have a dual personality, and this is another reason why topaz is the perfect stone for this sun sign – topaz is pleochroic, which means that its colour appears different from different angles.

Scorpio Birthstone Colour: Orange and Blue

Topaz Blue

Topaz is found in a variety of colours such as brown, blue, green, yellow, pink, purple and red. Topaz is even found in a colourless form, which is usually treated to show a blue hue. Though blue is a well-known colour for the gem, Scorpios birthstone is actually an orange variety of the stone that is known as precious topaz.

Precious topaz is said to have healing powers and is believed to be a gem gifted by the sun. Early Egyptians believed it was gifted to them by the Sun God. Some people also believed that God sent this gem to protect people from danger and harm.

Legend has it that the stone was discovered by Pliny the Elder, a Latin writer, who found the yellowish green stone on an Egyptian island. He named the gem after the island of Topazos. The Greeks too claim to have first discovered topaz and thought that the fiery stone gave them strength. Europeans during the Renaissance period believed that topaz had the power to break spells and calm anger.

Others say that it was found in India and the gem gets its name from the Sanskrit word Tapas, which means ‘Fire’. Indians believed for hundreds of years that this orange stone helped them live long lives and gain wisdom when worn close to their hearts.    

The orange gemstone is beautiful and blends well with all colours of metal, producing stunning jewellery with warm tones.

Topaz and Its Connection to Scorpio

Topaz orange

In astrology, it is widely believed that topaz has a positive influence on the life of a Scorpio. It is claimed that when a Scorpio wears rings or a pendant embellished with topaz, all the negative energy from his or her body dissipates; the stone has the ability to ward off evil and negativity.

It is also believed that the golden light emitted from the stone purifies the life of its wearer. Wearing topaz beads could benefit relationships and astrology experts usually recommend that scorpions wear topaz during rough patches to help them get through. Topaz is said to influence the health of a Scorpio as well, especially with issues related to the nervous system. Other ailments that wearing topaz is said to help are asthma, sleep disorders, gout and some mental illnesses.

Scorpio Birthstone: Where To Buy Topaz

topaz rings

As topaz is very popular, it is easily available in a variety of colours. If you are strongly into astrology, you would want to choose the orange topaz gemstone, which is thought to enhance the lives of those born under the sun sign of Scorpio.

In India, you can shop for all gemstones at most big brand jewellery stores, they are also available online. There are many e-commerce websites such as Caratlane and Amazon that sell jewellery with topaz gemstones. Although most topaz gemstones are easily available, if you are looking for rare topaz gemstones like the Imperial Topaz, you might have to look at luxury jewellery stores as these gems are rare and costly.

If you are shopping abroad, you have an endless choice of jewellers to choose from there are many good e-commerce sites too that have good offers and offers amazing varieties of the topaz gemstone.

As you might have guessed by now, topaz is considered to be an important gemstone not only for astrological reasons but also for its beautiful sparkle and crystalline properties. Easily available, it is one of the most preferred gemstones for jewellery lovers.  

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