It is said to be one of the “stones of fire” given to Moses.
Without question Imperial Topaz is one of the world’s most coveted gemstones. Due to pleochroism, their mesmerising natural colours effortlessly flow from a vibrant yellow to orange and just occasionally from orange to pink. Imperial Topaz is one of those gemstones that all gem collectors and connoisseurs seek to one day acquire.
In the 18th century this gem was hugely popular in Imperial Russia and it is through this association that the gem most likely received its name. That said, if you speak to any mine owner in Brazil, they will tell you that the gem was named in honour of their Emperor Dom Pedro who claimed Brazil’s independence from Portugal in 1822.
Imperial Topaz is said to encourage self confidence and to banish bad dreams. Crystal Healers believe that the gem stimulates the appetite and helps in relaxation.
For many years Citrine and Imperial Topaz were not individually identified, therefore many of the legends surrounding Citrine are actually attributable to Imperial Topaz. Because of the richness of its folklore and its natural colours, Imperial Topaz is sold at a premium price.