List of famous faceted topaz greater than 1000 carats in weight

Famous faceted topaz gemstones greater than 1,000 carats in weight, arranged in descending order of weights

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NameSourceCarat WeightCut/ShapeColorPresent Owners
1El-Dorado TopazBrazil31,000emeraldyellowish-brownPrograma Royal Collections
2Lua de MarabaBrazil25,250octagonalgrayPrograma Royal Collections
3American Golden TopazBrazil22,892.5cushionyellowish-brownNMNH – Smithsonian
4Brazilian Princess TopazBrazil21,005square-emeraldlight blueAMNH – New York
5Golden Topaz SphereBrazil12,555sphericalyellowish-brownNMNH -Smithsonian
6Topaz AmareloBrazil9,600pearyellowPrograma Royal Collections
7Topaz AzuliBrazil8,225cushionvivid bluePrograma Royal Collections
8UnnamedBrazil7,725unknownyellowNMNH – Smithsonian
9UnnamedBrazil4,202emeraldcolorlessPrograma Royal Collections
10UnnamedBrazil3,273unknownblueNMNH – Smithsonian
11UnnamedBrazil2,915ovalcolorlessPrograma Royal Collections
12UnnamedBrazil1,833pearbluePrograma Royal Collections
13UnnamedBrazil1,800ovalbluePrograma Royal Colections
14Braganza DiamondBrazil1,640unknowncolorlessPortuguese Crown Jewels
15UnnamedBrazil1,469unknownyellow-greenNMNH – Smithsonian

Topaz is one of the gemstones whose crystals can grow to enormous sizes given the appropriate conditions. The above list contains faceted topaz gemstones greater than 1000 carats in weight, arranged in descending order of weights. One of the interesting observations one can make from the list is that all the 15 gemstones listed are of Brazilian origin. This is not surprising as Brazil had been the premier source of topaz, of extraordinary sizes, in the whole world. The common colors of these massive gemstones are colorless, yellow, and yellowish-brown. There are five blue topazes also in the list, but most of them appear to have been treated by irradiation. The main source of blue topaz in the world had been the Ural Mountains of Russia.

Out of the 15 famous gemstones listed 8 are owned by the Programa Royal Collections, 5 by the NMNH of the Smithsonian Institution, one by the AMNH of New York City, and one belongs to the Portuguese Crown Jewels.

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    k s rao says:

    is there any possibility to purchase by PRC, the rough colourless gem quality topaz app] 12000 carats.

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    k s rao says:

    is there any possibility to purchase by PRC, the rough colourless gem quality topaz app] 12000 carats.

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