DescriptionFINE GEMSTONE: IMPERIAL TOPAZ - 26.31 CT
Ouro Prêto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The name Imperial Topaz dates back to 19th century Russia, when the Topaz mines in the Ural Mountains were an important source of income (and baubles) for the Tsar. Nowadays, it is used as a term for pink, orange, and red Topaz that comes primarily from the Ouro Prêto region of Brazil. Another descriptive term for Imperial Topaz is "Precious Topaz"- both terms are used to distinguish Imperial Topaz as a fine gemstone and set it apart from the more common irradiated and treated Blue Topaz. This eye-clean example of this infrequently encountered gemstone has a warm golden color. Although the crown is cut in a traditional emerald style, the pavilion features rounded facets of a much more contemporary style - giving the stone a scintillating effect. This fancy emerald gemstone measures 21.6 x 13.0 mm, weighs 26.31 carats, and is in excellent condition.
Estimate: $16,000 - $18,000.
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