These are high quality polished Imperial Topaz beads that are strung on sturdy bead wire with 14k yellow gold clasp and jump ring. The beads are graduated, meaning the largest beads are toward the center and gradually get smaller toward the clasp. The rich color and clarity make this a truly special piece!
Measurements: ~16-3/4" long, largest bead 13x10mm, smallest bead 9x6mm
Topaz comes in many different hues such as yellow, blue , colorless, green, or the very rare red topaz. Topaz occurs in the igneous rock rhyolite, or granite and is found in tiny cavities within these rocks. It is used in jewelry making, and also has industrial uses because it has a lot of qualities such as heat resistance. Gemstones that are cut can really be valuable.
Due to the rise in COVID cases, by law newer restrictions need to be put in place at our shop. Customer traffic is now limited to 15 customers in the main retail area.
Face covering & use of hand sanitizer is required when entering the shop.
The museum area will now be used as a waiting area, and limited to 8 people. We ask that people please not come in with large groups, and please limit their stays to under an hour, so others can have the opportunity to also do their shopping. We will also soon install an excellent outdoor heater, to make it much more comfortable for those who wish to wait outside. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding, during these difficult times.
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