Natural Imperial Topaz 17.19 ct.
Description :Large Natural Faceted Imperial Topaz from Brazil (Ouro Preto) 17.19 ct, Round Shape.
Measurements:15.19 x 10.85 mm
Transparency: Transparent. Loupe Clean.
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Topaz is November Birthstone.
The name “imperial topaz” is said to have originated in the 19th century in Russia, where the Ural Mountain mines were an important source. Pink topaz from those mines was restricted to the family of the Czar. Today, the gem trade generally uses the term for pink, orange and red topaz, which comes mainly from Ouro mines that produce orange to pinkish-purple topaz.
Topaz commonly occurs in colorless and brown colors, it is the rare golden, orange, pink, red and purple colors, which are often termed “precious” or “imperial” topaz, that are the mainstay of the fine gem market.