Gemstones - Imperial and Precious Topaz

All the Imperial/Precious Topaz below is from the world famous Ouro Preto Mine in Minas Gerais, Brasil.

natural unheated imperial topaz
When the owner of All That Glitters saw this Topaz, it was a MUST HAVE for inventory. This 3.86ct Cushion comes from the famous Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz deposit in Minas Gerais, Brasil. While traveling in Brasil in the past, the owner of All That Glitters visited Ouro Preto more than once and also had a tour of the gold mine in the adjacent town of Mariana. This particuar Topaz has numerous colors including pink, orange, salmon, champagne, etc. There are a few fine needles deep in the gemstone and this is an indication that the color is natural and not heated. Some of the Topaz from this location will be heated to obtain the much more expensive pink color. In this case, it was decided to leave it entirely natural and with the lovely color as it came out of the ground, there was really no need to consider enhancement of any kind. Depending on the lights, one might see one predominant color over another and under more than one light source, many colors could be seen at the same time! Some of the Topaz from this location will be heated to obtain the much more expensive pink color. In this case, it was decided to leave it entirely natural and with the lovely color as it came out of the ground, there was absolutely no need to consider enhancement of any kind. A fine color, large, brilliant, natural Topaz, it is a pleasure to view this piece for those who like this color and appreciate a fine Topaz. The color has a Padparadscha feel to it and is not the typical yellow or orangy color typically found - that being said, even a nice orange is not common, especially in larger sizes. (ramcam-19-02) $6,562
How Uncommon are the Really Fine Colors of Imperial Topaz?
Well, in 40 years in the business, we have only had a total of 3 exceptional pieces. All three had different colors.
1.) The one pictured above
2.) A Flame Shaped Topaz that was a collaboration with Award Winning Goldsmith Derek Katzenbach, where we created a beautiful pendant with Natural Sapphires that mimiced the colors seen in the Topaz - reds, oranges, yellows, apricots, etc! The pendant was entered in to the AGTA Spectrum Awards in 2018, and was named "Fall in New England". "Inspired by the Changing Leaves and the Masterful Color Display in Nature", the Topaz as well as the 131 multi-colored fall-like colors of the Saphhire is something that must be seen as photos cannot capture the brilliance, sparkle, true colors and magnificence of the piece!
3.) A 7ct Elongated Orange Oval bought in the 1980s and sold years later to Victor Mueller from the Shop at Home TV Show.
custom imperial topaz pendant with sapphires
"Fall in New England", Inspired by the Changing Leaves and the Masterful Color Display in Nature.

A Collaboration in Gems, Design, Precious Metal: All That Glitters/Katzenbach Designs

4.30ct Flame Shaped Red-Orange Topaz, Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais, Brasil); AGTA - N
(Topaz includes variations of Orange, Red, Peach and Melon and is
Accented/Enhanced by the Autumnal Colors of the Sapphire Suite)

131 Round Red/Orange/Yellow Sapphire Suite weighing a total of 3.27cts; ATGA - H

18kt Royal Yellow Gold

Comes with an 18" Black Leather Cord with 14kt Lobster Claw Clasp
(multi-wired gold chain was damaged in the Spectrum Award judging)

One of the many entries into the AGTA Spectrum Awards Contest - 2018!

Price Available Upon Request


AGTA 2018 Spectrum Awards Judging Card

custom imperial topaz pendant with sapphires
Pendant on Black

CAD-CAM Rendering for custom imperial topaz pendant with sapphires
CAD-CAM Early Rendering

CAD-CAM Rendering for custom imperial topaz pendant with sapphires
CAD-CAM Later Rendering

CAD-CAM Rendering for custom imperial topaz pendant with sapphires
CAD-CAM Rendition - Side View Showing Tiers

casting for custom imperial topaz pendant with sapphires
Completed Casting Ready for Gem Setting

concave faceted imperial topaz
This began as a 35+ct Ouro Preto (Minas, Gerais, Brasil) doubly terminated Topaz crystal. The resulting faceted gemstone weighs 5.46cts. Faceted by our newest cutter, who created the v-grooves by hand. Color is a light apricot or peach, with some darker variation depending on how the gemstone is oriented. (ewlap-15-01) $5,460
We posted this Topaz on Facebook to show off the color and cutting, and it was shared among a number of individuals as well as groups. The following are just a few comments: Awesome!; I see spun honey!!!; Gorgeous honey color; One of a kind... honeycomb full of honey.
Someone in the know will probably pick this up for their collection or a piece of jewelry - won't last long!
More Gems from the Vault - 30+ years old! Priced to Move at mid-1980s Pricing...
topaz parcel
Topaz Parcel (Ouro Preto, Brasil) (gem-31-12) 2.59cts - $440
precious topaz
Imperial Topaz 1.39ct Oval (tpz-06-01) $278
precious topaz imperial topaz
A B
A - 1.36ct Oval Imperial/Precious Topaz (ncco-91-02) $272
B - 1.59ct Pear Imperial/Precious Topaz (mvnk-89-02) $477 SOLD!!(CW)

Note: Magnification and bright lighting is required to photograph gemstones.  Some inclusions may be visible under these circumstances. You are viewing photographs as if you were using a loupe or microscope - not your unaided eye.  Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be visible.

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