Topaz (Var: Imperial Topaz)
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
This is a huge, GEM CRYSTAL of the highly prized "Imperial" topaz, with its glittery, golden interior! It is complete and nearly undamaged, with only a small ding on the rear of the top termination and with one natural contact near the bottom where it grew against another crystal. It is much prettier in person - it is hard with a camera to capture the golden flecks and glitter and glow of these, but if you have seen one before, you are familiar with this unique appearance.