Mercury Mystic Topaz
Mercury Mystic Topaz is a dazzling stone that displays a unique rainbow aurora effect. Its stunning reflection of colors makes this variety of topaz an incredibly desirable and fashionable stone.
Mercury Mystic topaz is a colorless, white stone that reflects a luminous rainbow aurora. The kaleidoscopic color of Mercury Mystic topaz distinguishes it from other members of the topaz gemstone family.
Topaz is derived from the Greek word "topazion," which stems from the Sanskrit "tapas" meaning fire. This blazing gem has long been associated with the Egyptian island of Topazios, now known as St. John's Island, found in the Red Sea. While the Old Testament had biblical scriptures referring to topaz, their true discovery is pre-historic and without definite dates or places. The first modern-day topaz gems were yellow crystals discovered in 1737 in Germany.
A transparent to translucent stone, topaz exhibits high clarity with few inclusions. Topaz gemstones are generally "eye clean," which means that no imperfections can be seen when observed by the naked eye. Topaz is highly prized for its brilliance and vitreous (glassy) luster.
Mercury Mystic topaz is part of a special family of topaz that displays a multicolor shine or aurora borealis effect which is produced using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating process. An ultra-thin reflective coating, similar to the protective coating found in eyewear, is applied to top-quality natural white topaz. This treatment is permanent under normal wear conditions. It brings out an iridescent luminance, with a wide color range depending on the light source and the viewing angle.
Mystic topaz creation is a patented process, limiting the amount of these stones that are commercially available. A single company in Germany holds rights to the exclusive proprietary process for creating this gemstone effect. They produce iridescent topaz in shades of pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, and red.
• Early Egyptians viewed topaz as the "gem of the sun," believing that the sun god Ra bestowed it with a golden glow.
• Topaz has been used as an amulet to shield one from harm and was once believed to make you invincible to danger.
• The ancient Greeks believed topaz boosted physical stamina and helped one avoid detection.
• Romans connected topaz with Jupiter, God of the Sun, and believed it would correct eyesight.
• The Bible calls topaz one of the "stones of fire" and it was one of 12 gemstones placed in the foundation of the city walls of Jerusalem.
• Topaz is said to stimulate untapped talents and creative ideas.
• In the Middle Ages, people valued topaz for its healing prowess. Today, crystal healers use topaz to strengthen confidence and help make wise decisions. It gives you the courage to follow through with your choices, transforming dreams into reality.
Topaz has been mined in Brazil, Burma, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Russia and Sri Lanka. The Liquidation Channel acquires most of its topaz from the mines of Minas Gerais in Brazil, a major supplier of this gem.
Mystic stones receive an ultra-thin special reflective coating to bring forth their spectacular rainbow effect. They are available in a variety of colors, including: northern lights, Neptune garden, ecstasy orange, mango magic, flamingo pink, peony pink, pure pink. We source this topaz gemstone from Brazilian mines.
• Ranks 8 on the Mohs hardness scale.
• Color is white or colorless with rainbow iridescence and a vitreous luster.
• Sourced primarily from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
• Member of the topaz family.
• Also known as Mercury Mist, Aztec, Mystic, Mystique or Azotic topaz
• Birthstone for November.
• Traditional gift for 4th, 19th and 23rd anniversaries.
• Receives special reflective coating to produce rainbow effect.