Just in from Brazil!
We just acquired several burlap
sacks stuffed full of unsearched topaz from an old mine in Brazil. The entire
lot had neatly been stored in these sacks, each of which weighs over 50 pounds,
where they have sat untouched for years.
When I first saw this stash I was
in sheer amazement. To put the size of this hoard into perspective, consider
this: based on its weight, it is barely shy of 2,000,000 carats! We are
dividing all of this topaz into 1,000+ carat bags (just shy of 1/2 pound!!!) and
selling them for only $15.95 per bag.
What a GREAT GIFT idea! These
bags of unsearched topaz will be fun for the whole family to search through
Imagine what you might find...
Topaz with excellent cut, color,
and clarity could be worth hundreds of dollars per carat. Each lot will have
pieces ranging in size from less than 1 carat to pieces that will weigh a
whopping 40 carats or more. Most of these will be great for tumbling, wire wrap
jewelry, or just really neat to have. And you never know when that very
precious gem will show up!
These topaz pieces are uncut,
uncleaned, rough, mine run topaz straight out of the mine. They are neither
sorted through nor cherry picked ~ they come to you as they have come to us
directly from Brazil. Topaz is a silicate mineral that is valued as a
gemstone. It is formed by fluorine-bearing vapours given off during the last
stages of the crystallization of igneous rocks. Brazil is a famous locality,
the well-known sherry-yellow crystals coming from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais,
where they occur in a kaolinitic matrix. They will need to be cleaned in order
to be reveal the citrine gems that you will be the first person ever to see!
It is a real treasure hunt with these because many times
the outer crust hides the best topaz crystals.
We cannot make any promises on
exactly what you will find, but we can promise that you will receive a great
variety and variations in color, size and shape of topaz pieces. Whether you
are a beginning collector looking to get started, an experienced collect or even
a jeweler ~ satisfaction guaranteed...or your money back!
Cleaning instructions are included with every order.
Every order comes with detailed instructions on how to clean and polish your