History and Legend:
The name is derived either from the arabic word topazos or the indian tapas(fire). Topaz is unquestionably an ancient healing and stone and gemstone. In antiquity it was linked to jupiter and was therefore considered a symbol of the power of a ruler on whom it also bestowed wisdom. The royal crown of England is set with nearly five hundred topazez that were mined in the Erzgebirge( ore mountains).According to the bible, topaz is one of the protective stones of the New Jerusalem.
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