Topaz (Var: Imperial Topaz)
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 4.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm
This is a rare doubly-terminated crystal. This classic, gorgeous, gemmy and lustrous, complete-all-around, very well striated crystal has beautiful, golden-yellow color with orange tips and excellent luster and fire. This is a rarer imperial, as it is nearly totally gem, with hardly any of the internal crazing you usually see. The lower termination broke, healed and now has multiple terminations. This is a pristine, stunning crystal. Weighs 24.01 carats or nearly 5 grams.