Topaz variety imperial - ROM2004_1160_3

ROM2004_1160_3

Topaz variety imperial

Place Collected
(Object)
:
South America, Brazil
Dimensions:
159.14 carat
Object number: ROMESM23148
On view
Gallery Location:Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth's Treasures
DescriptionThe name “imperial topaz” likely originated from nineteenth century Russia, whose Ural Mountains were an active source for the gemstone. Today, “imperial” denotes the unusual sherry colour of this variety of topaz, the most sought after of topaz colours, which include blue, pink, red and brown colour ranges. At present, the main source of imperial topaz is Ouro Prêto, Brazil.
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