Imperial Topaz (purple!)
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm

This is another fine, glassy and gemmy topaz crystal with the much rarer, rich purple coloration. This pocket produced very few specimens, in 2017, and is a once-a-decade occurrence. The crystal is gemmy, lustrous, and has deep color - making these purple topaz unique in the world. 4.65 grams (approx. 23 carats)