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    I am interested in an ebay offering of this crystal, but I can't picture the size. Does anyone have a comparison scale for this? I know carat is weight not size. Topaz is a dense material if this helps any. So, is this stone the size of a standard jelly bean, jelly bellybean, average pea, BB, or the size of this o? You have to be careful about these things. The stones offered look like they would knock out a hippopotomus if thrown, but we all know the wonders of macrophotography, hmmm?
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    Could you post a link, Tamlin?
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    Decent info:
    diamond carat weight

    From this source, a 9 carat diamond would be 13.1 mm across ( I assume round cut):
    another decent page

    Hope this helps!
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    it could be any size if there is no weight listed. If i was to get a gem, i would get one that i could pick up eisily. isnt topaz opaque, or that you cant see trough? it may be simimlar sounding, but they arnt, as i recall, that valuble, so theres less of a incentive to break it into small peices. I dont know for shyre its the same gem as the wone im talking about, though
    that makes no logic

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    i think topaz is semi-precious.

    my birthstone is topaz, i get stuck with the ugly amber birth stone! it's not fair! i wish i was a diamond or a sapphire...

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    JLAP, not all topaz are brown or amber! There are some far-out blue and green ones. Just do a google search...
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    Hey...topaz is MY birthstone and I like it. Maybe Tamlin is looking at this stone for my birthday....hehehe. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    I say....BID ON IT! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] If you don't like it, you can always fob it off on me.
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    carats is a form of weight, right? So if it was dense, then I'd say the size of your average pea. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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