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Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan
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Author:  Stephen Challener [ Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan

Wow, what a stunner!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-GEM-Purple ... SwgZ1XwmiH
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Topaz

Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

2.87cm x 2.8cm x 2.2cm

Author:  Marlow [ Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan

Maybe a stupid question...

Is the color natural...

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

Author:  Stephen Challener [ Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan

Perfectly natural. Good luck getting dye to take evenly on topaz but not its marble matrix.

Author:  Marlow [ Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan

Then indeed an awesome specimen...

You bought it?

Author:  Stephen Challener [ Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Red topaz from Katlang, Pakistan

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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