Topaz, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 5.3 x 4.9 cm
8.6 x 8.2 x 4.3. This is one of the few matrix blue topaz pieces from a pocket found 2 years ago. The topaz atop is a beautiful, glassy smoky crystal with incredible lustre. It has typical etching often seen in these, resulting in the side faces turning into an elongated surface with hundreds of minute faces reflecting the light more intensely.