Crystal Information: Topaz is an aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide stone and its crystal structure is orthorhombic. It frequently forms as prismatic crystals, often eight-sided with striations along the length.
Metaphysical Properties: In the Middle Ages in Europe, Topaz was believed to enhance mental powers and prevent insanity. It was also said to improve poor vision, promote favor with kings and civil authorities, increase wisdom and soothe anger. In current metaphysical thought, Topaz is viewed as emanating a variety of beneficial energies, varying according to the type and color.