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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz is a well-known silicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine that occurs in large and beautifully-shaped colored crystals. Usually found in openings and cavities of fire-formed rocks and hot acid vapors.

Chemical composition: 
Al2(SiO4)(OH, F2)
Color: 
Sky-blue
Lustre: 
Vitreous-greasy
Hardness: 
5 to 6
Crystal system: 
Orthorhombic
Origin: 
Brazil, Mexico and US
Healing properties*: 
Blue Topaz helps you live in accordance with your aspirations rather than following those of other people.
Folklore: 
In the 10th century Hildegard of Bingen recommended bathing the eyes with topaz-infused water to overcome dimness of vision.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.