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White Topaz’s meaning, styling, and care

The meaning of White Topaz

White Topaz, sometimes known as Clear or Silver Topaz, is a crystal-clear white stone that has long been treasured for its brilliance. According to tradition, this stone enhances self-awareness and clarity of thought, enabling its wearers to see themselves and the world without any illusions.

Woman's ear wearing a Greenwich Flower earring featuring five 4mm white topaz gemstones and one 2.7mm center diamond.

Connected to the crown chakra, White Topaz is considered a valuable tool for helping to clear the mind in times of stress. Feeling overwhelmed? Wear White Topaz to promote calmness and allow you to see your situation more clearly. It's also a wonderful stone to wear while meditating. Sit for a few minutes with this brilliant gem and feel the cobwebs get swept right out of your head! White Topaz is one of the birthstones for April and the zodiac signs Aries and Taurus.

Pair of Rosecliff White Topaz earrings featuring nine 2mm faceted round cut gemstones, and a pair of Grand Stud earrings.

Since ancient times, humans have associated gemstones with healing properties and spiritual significance.

White Topaz – gemstone knowledge

White Topaz is a neosilicate mineral, a family of minerals that's found in many places around the world. While most Topaz comes from Brazil, the semi-precious gemstone can be found in many other countries, including the United States, Germany, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Australia.

Woman wearing an Adelaide necklace, Rosecliff Bar necklace, Greenwich 4 Birthstone & Diamond necklace, and Newport necklace.

No one is sure exactly where the name Topaz comes from, but some believe that it derives from the Sanskrit word "tapas," meaning "heat" or "fire." Others say that the name comes from the Greek word "topazos," meaning "to seek."

Woman's ear wearing a Newport Grand 3 White Topaz earring featuring a continuous strand of three 6mm briolette cut gemstones.

Caring for your White Topaz jewelry

White Topaz is quite durable and a great choice for everyday wear. You can wear your White Topaz jewelry in the shower, while swimming, sleeping, and exercising. Just keep it away from extreme heat and be sure not to strike it against hard surfaces.

Pair of Greenwich Solitaire earrings and Greenwich Solitaire necklace, both featuring one 4mm gemstone and 2.1mm diamond.

Styling tips for White Topaz

Woman wearing an Adelaide Mini necklace, Newport Moonstone necklace, and Greenwich Solitaire White Topaz & Diamond necklace.
Woman wearing a personalized Newport Grand necklace, Warren Pendant with Adelaide Mini chain, and Adelaide necklace.

Worn with a multicolored birthstone necklace, a White Topaz pendant acts as a neutral point of focus that provides a nice contrast to the rainbow of gems.

Woman wearing a Providence 6 White Topaz Pendant, personalized Classic 6 Birthstone necklace, and Adelaide Mini necklace.

Paired with Nantucket Blue Topaz and Sapphire, White Topaz completes a white-and-blue palette that's classic enough to be worn with any outfit. Try it with denim!

Newport Aquamarine necklace, Greenwich Flower White Topaz & Diamond necklace, and Bayberry Sapphire Long necklace.

White Topaz and Diamonds

White Topaz and Diamonds, April's two birthstones, are both popular choices for jewelry. They're wonderful accent stones for any other gemstone, and of course look beautiful on their own. While White Topaz is a hard stone, rating an 8 on the Mohs scale, Diamond rates a 10 -- it's literally the hardest substance on earth. They're both great for everyday wear; you just have to make sure not to strike your White Topaz on any hard surface.

Warren ring with accent stones featuring a 10 x 8 mm White Topaz center stone and sixteen diamond accent stones - front view.

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FAQ

What's the difference between White Topaz and Diamonds?

White Topaz is a neosilicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine. Diamonds are made of pure carbon. They're both hard stones, making them suitable for everyday wear. White Topaz is not quite as hard as Diamonds, though, and should be stored in its jewelry pouch or box to keep it from being scratched by harder gems. Avoiding scratches will help your White Topaz keep its sparkle.

Is White Topaz a good-luck stone?

Tradition says that wearing your birthstone is good luck, so if you're an April baby, it's a great choice for jewelry! White Topaz is considered to be a lucky stone in general, so it makes a wonderful gemstone for everybody. Try pairing it with your birthstone to highlight its color.

Should I wear White Topaz only if it’s my birthstone?

People wear gemstones for many reasons, not just because it’s the birthstone for the month they were born. You may choose to wear a stone because you feel a connection to the color, because its traditional meaning resonates with you, or because it reminds you of someone you love, such as a child, friend, or loved one who’s passed away. Jewelry is extremely personal and you should feel free to wear any gemstone that speaks to you.