Topaz (Var: Imperial Topaz)
Thumbnail, 2.9 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
A superb gem crystal of the prized "imperial" topaz, with such an intense saturated sherry color that it leans almost towards red in good light. It is complete, terminated, and has super glassy luster. It has the internal scintillations that make these so unique and pretty, and prized by collectors. Weighs 5 grams.