Imperial Topaz

Ouro Preto, Brazil
Gems, 1.60 ct, 8.7 mm x 6.5 mm
Start Time: 12/17/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/29/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

The deposits around Ouro Preto have produced what are some of the most colorful and widely recognized Topaz in the world. The color of these pieces earned them the name "Imperial", and is oft deserved. Topaz is one of those gems that gets darker with larger stones, so little stones don't have the saturation that a larger stone typically has. This gem is a very attractive little Imperial Topaz with a very characteristic orange color that is associated with this material. The stone has an "Emerald" cut and is very slightly included. These gems are becoming harder and harder to obtain since so much of the material never reaches the open market.

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