Sakangyi, Mogok Township, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Cabinet, 11.5 x 5.0 x 3.8 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
This Burmese topaz is exceptional for its size and sharp termination. It has excellent beveled edges and a killer termination. This crystal is complete all around, and can display from either side. The haze inside is thought to be, I am told, either degenerate danburite enclosed within, or possibly topaz pseudomorph after danburite, a core over which the topaz grew. While decreasing the transparency, the internal complexity adds some visual interest as well. The piece was found in the early 2000's and has been in the personal Burma collection of "Burma Bill" Larson, the gem and mineral dealer who brought out many Burmese specimens and gems starting in the late 1980s. It is 380 grams. It comes with his collection label. Joe Budd Photos.