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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Name Source Carat Weight Cut/Shape Color Present Owners
1 El-Dorado Topaz Brazil 31,000 emerald yellowish-brown Programa Royal Collections
2 Lua de Maraba Brazil 25,250 octagonal gray Programa Royal Collections
3 American Golden Topaz Brazil 22,892.5 cushion yellowish-brown NMNH – Smithsonian
4 Brazilian Princess Topaz Brazil 21,005 square-emerald light blue AMNH – New York
5 Golden Topaz Sphere Brazil 12,555 spherical yellowish-brown NMNH -Smithsonian
6 Topaz Amarelo Brazil 9,600 pear yellow Programa Royal Collections
7 Topaz Azuli Brazil 8,225 cushion vivid blue Programa Royal Collections
8 Unnamed Brazil 7,725 unknown yellow NMNH – Smithsonian
9 Unnamed Brazil 4,202 emerald colorless Programa Royal Collections
10 Unnamed Brazil 3,273 unknown blue NMNH – Smithsonian
11 Unnamed Brazil 2,915 oval colorless Programa Royal Collections
12 Unnamed Brazil 1,833 pear blue Programa Royal Collections
13 Unnamed Brazil 1,800 oval blue Programa Royal Colections
14 Braganza Diamond Brazil 1,640 unknown colorless Portuguese Crown Jewels
15 Unnamed Brazil 1,469 unknown yellow-green NMNH – 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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