Topaz with Quartz and Albite

Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:50:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $249
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A beautiful, showy, three-dimensional classic sherry colored Topaz specimen from Pakistan. For a few decades, Dassu has produced some of the finest Topaz specimens from any locality in the world in terms of color, crystal form, quality size and gemminess. The attractive small cabinet piece hosts a sharp, lustrous, soft golden-sherry colored prismatic crystal of Topaz measuring 2.4 cm long, which is associated with an attractive, slightly smoky colored, lustrous prismatic hexagonal Quartz crystal plus "flower"-like groups of off-white bladed Albite (var: Cleavelandite). The piece is in good shape, but the back edge of the Topaz is contacted where it was removed from the pocket wall. The piece honestly looks better in person than the photos might indicate, and I encourage you to check out the video for this listing to get full effect of the piece. You don't see nearly as many of these pieces from Pakistan on the market as compared to a few years ago, and a displayable piece like this is certainly desirable from this well-known locale in the high mountains of Pakistan. Please note that these Topaz crystals can fade to colorless when exposed to sunlight, so it should be kept out of the light if possible to help retain its color. Valued at $1,500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $249 11/27/2021 6:39:59 pm (CST)