- Topaz, Albite
- Miniature, 3.6 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
- Dassu, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
- Ex. Wayne Thompson
Another absolutely outstanding topaz, but with just normal color, not QUITE the intense hue above, and not QUITE the luster. Still, a very high caliber, indeed, and I do feel it quite worthy of any good thumbnail collection. However, one must decide if the one above is worth double the price for the extra 10% quality. For some, its not, and this is really very close behind. As it is not strictly a thumbnail, it is paradoxically also thus lower in price since it cannot be used in official competition by Tucson rules, in the thumbnail class.