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 Post subject: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:45 pm 
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Wow, what a stunner!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-GEM-Purple ... SwgZ1XwmiH
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Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

2.87cm x 2.8cm x 2.2cm

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 Post subject: Re: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:09 pm 
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Maybe a stupid question...

Is the color natural...

Pic 2 you see a color concentration in some fissures???

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 Post subject: Re: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan
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Perfectly natural. Good luck getting dye to take evenly on topaz but not its marble matrix.

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 Post subject: Re: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan
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Then indeed an awesome specimen...

You bought it?

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 Post subject: Re: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan
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Alas, no. I bid more than I could afford but it quickly went past that. Katlang is famed for these intensely colored red/pink topazes but I've only ever seen a few for sale; hopefully one will come up when I'm just a bit more flush.

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