Topaz. Topaz is derived from the Greek word “topazion” which may originate from the Sanskrit “tapas” which means “fire”. The name might also come from the name of the Egyptian island of “topazos” which is in the red sea. The Greeks and Romans greatly valued topaz as a gemstone. In medieval times, rulers wore these specimens in jewelry. In Hindu mythology, the word for topaz means heat. Topaz is one of the sacred stones of the Hindu’s Kalpa tree. It is considered very sacred to the Hindus. It is one of the 9 sacred stones upon a talisman of nine gems. The Hindus believe that if topaz is worn as a pendant, it will relieve thirst also enhance intelligence and give long life. Yellow topaz resembles the sun. Topaz is particularly good for artists. It helps you access your artistic creativity, and increases your appreciation of beauty. It is said to give a person the capacity to see both the larger picture and the minute details. Topaz holds high regards in healing depression when it comes to the realm of jewels and gems. Topaz is one of the best when one is trying to get over their trauma or shock.