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Genuine Ouro Preto, Brazil, Imperial Topaz, 14K Yellow Gold Pendant. 1.5 carats. Authentic, Natural, Unheated, Pear, Faceted Gemstone.

Genuine Ouro Preto, Brazil, Imperial Topaz, 14K Yellow Gold Pendant. 1.5 carats. Authentic, Natural, Unheated, Pear, Faceted Gemstone.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Pendant width: 5.79 mm
  • Gemstone: Topaz
  • Material: Gold
  • Can be personalized: No
  • Recycled: No
  • Style: Art deco
  • Favorited by: 25 people
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Special offer details: 20% off all Imperial Topaz Jewelry in the month of November. Incredible opportunity to own Brazil's treasured Gemstone!

Free shipping details: Free domestic First Class shipping with purchase of two or more items through Dec 31, 2018.

Description

We are very fortunate to have purchased this gemstone and the rest of the lot of classic Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz gemstones while in Ouro Preto last year! This particular gemstone is one of our prized possessions. This very high quality Imperial Topaz has remarkable cut, color, and clarity. Colors: Golden Yellow-Orange; sherry to peach - flashes of liquid gold! The cut is excellent and clarity VVS. The Imperial Topaz is set in a simple, 14K Yellow Gold pendant.

This particular gemstone is considered rare and very valuable. Precious topaz of this color is difficult to find and often priced $600 - $1,000 per carat.

This Imperial Topaz pendant necklace comes in your choice of beautiful MARILEI® Long Case and Box (excellent to display) or a MARILEI® (Std) Necklace Case and Gift Box. There is a separate Pendant Only option, as well.

Case and box option:
1) MARILEI® Long Case and Gift Box (1st picture, great display case!)
2) MARILEI® Standard Necklace Case and Gift Box

Chain options for this necklace (sizes 14in - 24in):
1) 18K Gold Plated Sterling Silver Chain - .7mm Box. Imported from Italy.
2) 14K Yellow Gold Chain - .7mm Italian Box.

Gemstone: Imperial Topaz
Origin: Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Treatment: None, Natural
Color: Golden Yellow - Orange; Sherry to Peach
Shape / Cut: Pear, Faceted
Length: 11.21mm
Width: 5.79mm
Depth: 3.54mm
Carat Weight: 1.52
Clarity: VVS
Refractivity Index: 1.6+
Hardness: 8

Not quite what you are looking for, and unable to find in MarileiJewelry Etsy shop? See MarileiGems (Etsy Shop) for loose gemstones for sale. Select your gemstone and work with Marilei on a Custom Order.

Pendant:
Material: 14K Yellow Gold (no plate or fill)
Type / Design: Simple, 4-Prong

We will provide original Brazil receipt and information to validate origin, as part of package.

With MARILEI® Jewelry:
1) 100% Natural gemstones
2) .925 Silver, 10K -18K White or Yellow Gold
3) Warranty - Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Please allow 1 - 3 days to process your order and build your necklace. 14K Yellow Gold chains may require additional time (1-2 weeks.) As always, we guarantee your satisfaction.

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Information regarding Imperial Topaz Gemstones:

Imperial Topaz is the given name to, arguably, the most coveted topaz gemstone type. The name “Imperial” Topaz comes from Russian Monarchy who prized their luxurious rarity. Topaz ranges in color from white to yellow, orange, reddish-brown, blues, pink to red, violet and light green. Imperial Topaz gemstones, also commonly called “precious topaz,” are considered the most rare topaz gemstones. Imperial Topaz colors range from yellow to reddish-orange (burnt orange.) Sometimes champagne, peach, pink, golden sherry, burnt orange, or pinkish purple are used to describe color. Today, Imperial Topaz is classified as a rare gem.

Properties:

Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Refractive Index: 1.61 – 1.64
Chemical Composition: Al2SiO4(F,OH)2
Hardness (Mohs): 8
Density: 2.64 – 2.65

Known current origins of Imperial Topaz include Brazil (Ouro Preto), Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz gemstones are considered the most prized of the origins known. Many gemstone collectors recognize Ouro Preto as the only legitimate origin for Imperial Topaz. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) defines Imperial Topaz by color, "There is no official standard for imperial topaz. Some dealers use the term for colors that are orange to pink to red to purple, others reserve the term for certain saturated shades. It’s the color, not the term “Imperial” that gives topaz its value." Regardless, there is no mistaking an Ouro Preto gemstone. These are the most valuable and can cost between $500 - $3,000 per carat for the large, vivid sherry / purple variety.

MARILEI® Approach to Evaluating Imperial Topaz Gemstones

Imperial Topaz is a beautiful, rare, gemstone. These gemstones are coveted for their rarity, color, and durability. Marilei® uses Brazilian Imperial Topaz in most jewelry, but will offer some Imperial Topaz from Pakistan or Afghanistan sue to its affordability, especially at large carat weight. We carefully select and evaluate gemstones based on these factors:

Authentication:
1) Origin
2) Hardness
3) Spectrometry

Cost Evaluations:
1) Origin
2) Color, Tone, Saturation
3) Treatment
4) Cut Symmetry and Proportion
5) Clarity
6) Birefringence / Refraction

Once or twice each year, we travel to Ouro Preto, Brazil and other smaller communities in Minas Gerais to track down Imperial Topaz gemstones.

What we look for: Imperial Topaz has an interesting property that is easy to spot. Because of its high birefringence, Iight rays reflect off different angles off the back of the gemstone, causing a doubling of the back facets when viewed from the front. Of course, this also depends on the degree of “windowing,” but the “sparkle” is very apparent in an Imperial Topaz. The colors, which often seem complex (different degrees of yellow, orange, and pink) seem to change in different lighting (although incandescent light seems to be the best source) and at different angles. After carefully observing color and cut, we will check the hardness (Mohs) and refractive index (derived from a refractometer.)

When evaluating price we consider origin and color first. An Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz must come from a local Ouro Preto area mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The color and birefringence is noticeable. These gemstones are rare and are currently greatly appreciating in value due to the exhausting of the local mine(s.) Other Brazilian mines due produce topaz of colors that are considered "Imperial" by GIA standards. These gemstones are less valuable, generally due to their color and less sparkle (some are slightly saturated brown.) Still, these gemstones are worth the investment and are currently appreciating. Pakistan Imperial Topaz gemstones are predominately yellow to golden yellow (often called yellow topaz.) We like these gemstones, but often see clarity issues. A VVS to IF Pakistan Imperial is valuable. Afghanistan Imperial topaz come in rich colors, sometimes copper to burnt orange, depending on treatment. These gemstones often have moderate brown saturation; which lowers their value.

You may notice that our pricing varies significantly on our Topaz gemstones. Cost Evaluation factors above creates a significant range in value, depending on origin, color, tone, saturation, treatment, cut, and clarity. While origin and color are the primary price determiners; whether or not the gemstone is treated, the saturation (degree of brown or grey bleeding through the gemstone), along with the cut symmetry / proportion (seeing through a gem, or window, is less desirable) are important. We also want to see at least VS clarity. VVS to IF clarity will add to the gemstones value.

We are able to sell Imperial Topaz at relatively low cost / carat due to our supply sources, connections in Brazil (Marilei and family are from a small mining town in Minas Gerais), and the evaluation of the gemstone quality (factors above.)

Again, it is important to note that the perceived classification of "Imperial" topaz varies, depending on whom you ask. The classical (old school) "Imperial" topaz is a specific topaz type / color found only in Brazil near Ouro Preto. The modern classification of Imperial topaz does not have this set standard. From Gemological Institute of America (GIA), "There is no official standard for imperial topaz. Some dealers use the term for colors that are orange to pink to red to purple, others reserve the term for certain saturated shades. It’s the color, not the term “Imperial” that gives topaz its value." Marilei uses Imperial Topaz from Brazil, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Yellow to yellow-orange Imperial Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil (Ouro Preto) is very expensive. A color of pink to purplish-pink is most rare and extremely expensive.

Topaz, whether treated or not, naturally fades over time (origin does have an effect on this; i.e. Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz gemstones are less susceptible to fading), so it is best stored in moderate temperatures and out of the light as light exposure also dulls color. Direct sunlight over a period of weeks or months can fade a topaz, especially the color often associated with "Imperial" topaz.

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Warranty: If you believe that what you have purchased was not accurately portrayed, defected in any way (including damage due to shipping), or you simply changed your mind; return the purchase in its original case with a note explaining your reason for return, your name and address, and we will refund your purchase completely. You are responsible for shipping costs associated with the return. We are unable to warranty your jewelry for damage due to use, including "wear and tear." If we determine that the jewelry was damaged by wear and tear, we will respond with a letter of determination and no refund will be issued. Please rest assured, that we want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase and recommending MARILEI®.
We are very fortunate to have purchased this gemstone and the rest of the lot of classic Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz gemstones while in Ouro Preto last year! This particular gemstone is one of our prized possessions. This very high quality Imperial Topaz has remarkable cut, color, and clarity. Colors: Golden Yellow-Orange; sherry to peach - flashes of liquid gold! The cut is excellent and clarity VVS. The Imperial Topaz is set in a simple, 14K Yellow Gold pendant.

This particular gemstone is considered rare and very valuable. Precious topaz of this color is difficult to find and often priced $600 - $1,000 per carat.

This Imperial Topaz pendant necklace comes in your choice of beautiful MARILEI® Long Case and Box (excellent to display) or a MARILEI® (Std) Necklace Case and Gift Box. There is a separate Pendant Only option, as well.

Case and box option:
1) MARILEI® Long Case and Gift Box (1st picture, great display case!)
2) MARILEI® Standard Necklace Case and Gift Box

Chain options for this necklace (sizes 14in - 24in):
1) 18K Gold Plated Sterling Silver Chain - .7mm Box. Imported from Italy.
2) 14K Yellow Gold Chain - .7mm Italian Box.

Gemstone: Imperial Topaz
Origin: Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Treatment: None, Natural
Color: Golden Yellow - Orange; Sherry to Peach
Shape / Cut: Pear, Faceted
Length: 11.21mm
Width: 5.79mm
Depth: 3.54mm
Carat Weight: 1.52
Clarity: VVS
Refractivity Index: 1.6+
Hardness: 8

Not quite what you are looking for, and unable to find in MarileiJewelry Etsy shop? See MarileiGems (Etsy Shop) for loose gemstones for sale. Select your gemstone and work with Marilei on a Custom Order.

Pendant:
Material: 14K Yellow Gold (no plate or fill)
Type / Design: Simple, 4-Prong

We will provide original Brazil receipt and information to validate origin, as part of package.

With MARILEI® Jewelry:
1) 100% Natural gemstones
2) .925 Silver, 10K -18K White or Yellow Gold
3) Warranty - Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Please allow 1 - 3 days to process your order and build your necklace. 14K Yellow Gold chains may require additional time (1-2 weeks.) As always, we guarantee your satisfaction.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Information regarding Imperial Topaz Gemstones:

Imperial Topaz is the given name to, arguably, the most coveted topaz gemstone type. The name “Imperial” Topaz comes from Russian Monarchy who prized their luxurious rarity. Topaz ranges in color from white to yellow, orange, reddish-brown, blues, pink to red, violet and light green. Imperial Topaz gemstones, also commonly called “precious topaz,” are considered the most rare topaz gemstones. Imperial Topaz colors range from yellow to reddish-orange (burnt orange.) Sometimes champagne, peach, pink, golden sherry, burnt orange, or pinkish purple are used to describe color. Today, Imperial Topaz is classified as a rare gem.

Properties:

Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Refractive Index: 1.61 – 1.64
Chemical Composition: Al2SiO4(F,OH)2
Hardness (Mohs): 8
Density: 2.64 – 2.65

Known current origins of Imperial Topaz include Brazil (Ouro Preto), Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz gemstones are considered the most prized of the origins known. Many gemstone collectors recognize Ouro Preto as the only legitimate origin for Imperial Topaz. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) defines Imperial Topaz by color, "There is no official standard for imperial topaz. Some dealers use the term for colors that are orange to pink to red to purple, others reserve the term for certain saturated shades. It’s the color, not the term “Imperial” that gives topaz its value." Regardless, there is no mistaking an Ouro Preto gemstone. These are the most valuable and can cost between $500 - $3,000 per carat for the large, vivid sherry / purple variety.

MARILEI® Approach to Evaluating Imperial Topaz Gemstones

Imperial Topaz is a beautiful, rare, gemstone. These gemstones are coveted for their rarity, color, and durability. Marilei® uses Brazilian Imperial Topaz in most jewelry, but will offer some Imperial Topaz from Pakistan or Afghanistan sue to its affordability, especially at large carat weight. We carefully select and evaluate gemstones based on these factors:

Authentication:
1) Origin
2) Hardness
3) Spectrometry

Cost Evaluations:
1) Origin
2) Color, Tone, Saturation
3) Treatment
4) Cut Symmetry and Proportion
5) Clarity
6) Birefringence / Refraction

Once or twice each year, we travel to Ouro Preto, Brazil and other smaller communities in Minas Gerais to track down Imperial Topaz gemstones.

What we look for: Imperial Topaz has an interesting property that is easy to spot. Because of its high birefringence, Iight rays reflect off different angles off the back of the gemstone, causing a doubling of the back facets when viewed from the front. Of course, this also depends on the degree of “windowing,” but the “sparkle” is very apparent in an Imperial Topaz. The colors, which often seem complex (different degrees of yellow, orange, and pink) seem to change in different lighting (although incandescent light seems to be the best source) and at different angles. After carefully observing color and cut, we will check the hardness (Mohs) and refractive index (derived from a refractometer.)

When evaluating price we consider origin and color first. An Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz must come from a local Ouro Preto area mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The color and birefringence is noticeable. These gemstones are rare and are currently greatly appreciating in value due to the exhausting of the local mine(s.) Other Brazilian mines due produce topaz of colors that are considered "Imperial" by GIA standards. These gemstones are less valuable, generally due to their color and less sparkle (some are slightly saturated brown.) Still, these gemstones are worth the investment and are currently appreciating. Pakistan Imperial Topaz gemstones are predominately yellow to golden yellow (often called yellow topaz.) We like these gemstones, but often see clarity issues. A VVS to IF Pakistan Imperial is valuable. Afghanistan Imperial topaz come in rich colors, sometimes copper to burnt orange, depending on treatment. These gemstones often have moderate brown saturation; which lowers their value.

You may notice that our pricing varies significantly on our Topaz gemstones. Cost Evaluation factors above creates a significant range in value, depending on origin, color, tone, saturation, treatment, cut, and clarity. While origin and color are the primary price determiners; whether or not the gemstone is treated, the saturation (degree of brown or grey bleeding through the gemstone), along with the cut symmetry / proportion (seeing through a gem, or window, is less desirable) are important. We also want to see at least VS clarity. VVS to IF clarity will add to the gemstones value.

We are able to sell Imperial Topaz at relatively low cost / carat due to our supply sources, connections in Brazil (Marilei and family are from a small mining town in Minas Gerais), and the evaluation of the gemstone quality (factors above.)

Again, it is important to note that the perceived classification of "Imperial" topaz varies, depending on whom you ask. The classical (old school) "Imperial" topaz is a specific topaz type / color found only in Brazil near Ouro Preto. The modern classification of Imperial topaz does not have this set standard. From Gemological Institute of America (GIA), "There is no official standard for imperial topaz. Some dealers use the term for colors that are orange to pink to red to purple, others reserve the term for certain saturated shades. It’s the color, not the term “Imperial” that gives topaz its value." Marilei uses Imperial Topaz from Brazil, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Yellow to yellow-orange Imperial Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil (Ouro Preto) is very expensive. A color of pink to purplish-pink is most rare and extremely expensive.

Topaz, whether treated or not, naturally fades over time (origin does have an effect on this; i.e. Ouro Preto Imperial Topaz gemstones are less susceptible to fading), so it is best stored in moderate temperatures and out of the light as light exposure also dulls color. Direct sunlight over a period of weeks or months can fade a topaz, especially the color often associated with "Imperial" topaz.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Warranty: If you believe that what you have purchased was not accurately portrayed, defected in any way (including damage due to shipping), or you simply changed your mind; return the purchase in its original case with a note explaining your reason for return, your name and address, and we will refund your purchase completely. You are responsible for shipping costs associated with the return. We are unable to warranty your jewelry for damage due to use, including "wear and tear." If we determine that the jewelry was damaged by wear and tear, we will respond with a letter of determination and no refund will be issued. Please rest assured, that we want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase and recommending MARILEI®.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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MARILEI® jewelry is guaranteed. If an item is damaged in transit, has a design flaw, doesn't fit, or you simply changed your mind; we will refund your order in full after you send your order back to us. We do ask that you pay postage on the return. Damage to jewelry items, as a result of wear and tear, are excluded from the warranty. Returns after 90 days are generally not permissible, but we do make exceptions based on unusual circumstances. More than anything we want you to be proud to wear MARILEI® jewelry.

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22052 W. 66th St.
Shawnee, KS 66226

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Processing and shipping your order generally takes about 1 - 3 days and may include re-sizing, final cleaning / polishing, placing in jewelry box / case, packaging, and mailing. We will help you understand where we are in the process and when to expect delivery. Multiple shipping options are provided. Our shipments are tracked. Most domestic deliveries can be expected within 5 days. International deliveries may take longer depending on destination.

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Additional policies

Please drop us a note if you see something you like, but need a different size, a change in gemstone type, or some other recommendation. We will do our best to build you beautiful jewelry.

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Serial Numbers: 86209318, 86209420

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Rylan's Trust, LLC
22052 W. 66th St.
Shawnee, KS 66226

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We can customize jewelry for most gemstones listed. In some cases, removing a gemstone from a setting poses too much risk to the gemstone or the integrity of the jewelry. Etsy convo or email if you have a specific jewelry need you would like us to fulfill.
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