Natural Gemmy Imperial Topaz Crystal Pendant In Sterling Silver From Zambia - 1.3" - 8.09 Grams

This is a very nice gem quality Imperial Topaz crystal silver pendant. It has a steep, pyramidal termination. All the faces are lustrous and It has the internal scintillations that make these so unique and pretty.
There is some uncertainty regarding the name of Topaz. Some say it comes from the Sanskrit word meaning "fire." Others link it to the Red Sea Island of Topazios (Zabargad or St. John's Island), where peridot has been found.
Location: Zambia
Size: 3.6 x 1.5 x 1.1 Centimeters with bail
Weight: 8.09 grams Combined

Interesting Fact: The name "imperial topaz" is said to have originated in the 19th century in Russia, where the Ural Mountain mines were an important source. According to some sources, pink topaz from those mines was restricted to the family of the Czar. Today, the gem trade generally uses the term for pink, orange and red topaz, which comes mainly from Ouro Prêto, Brazil.