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    Yeah. That's my thought as well.
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    William, I have a flawless 5.25 ct Imperial Topaz that I cut in a hexagon barion shape. It is almost exactly 10 mm across the flats. That is an unusually large and very costly Imperial. I will try to get a pic up tomorrow.
    You gotta be careful as one that large is very rare. Is it described as gem quality? Can you post a pic of the one you are looking at?

    JustLikeAPill, Topaz comes in numerous colors, red green, blue. Some colors are relatively inexpensive but the rare colors are very costly when properly cut. Imperial Topaz is the rarest of the rare and a good quality Imperial can best be described as the color of "orange marmalade". Any brown tint and it is not an Imperial.

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    Hmmm, When is your birthday PAK. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

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    hehehe November 12...Scorpio! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Any and all gemstone accepted. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] (J/K!)

    Unfortunately, I can't say I'm a real rockhound like William or you, but I've always had an interest in rocks and minerals. I used to have a little geologist hammer and rock books and snitched my brother's mineral set (which he could care less about but got for Xmas because he was a BOY...girls aren't supposed to like rocks and chemistry sets, ya know). I always had bags of rocks and stuff in my desk drawer when I was kid. I had a rock tumbler at one time. I would love to go rock/mineral hunting.

    I have a handful of rocks and minerals but would like to get more. I just bid on a piece of rutile quartz on eBay but didn't get it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]



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    OOH! never mind, i like topaz now ;p

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    How 'bout a piece of finely crafted, well polished, reasonably priced 'roadstone' PAK? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Any common stone can be quite beautiful. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I pick up "pretty rocks" when I see them. In my garden, I have what I call my "ham rock." It is a very large rock that's thick, flat and shaped just like a slice of country ham...even has the "fat" around the edge. I found this rock in the middle of woods, where no other pieces of large rock were. It was very odd. Because it is so flat and its isolated location...I'm wondering if this rock was used for something. Its a plain ol' rock but I think its beautiful and I love it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    So even "roadstone" can be beautiful and worthy of collection. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Rock tumblers are awesome! They're only good for making smooth "river rocks" (best way I can describe it), but you sure can get some beauties from a RT if you get interesting grains in a rock.
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