I was looking at my Mason topaz rough recently (rough is what topaz is called when it comes out of the creek,) and realized that I one of the pieces was a pale pink. Pink- the rarest of the topaz colors. I was excited and jumping around- I finally had a piece of pink Mason topaz.
This is one of the first gems that's been faceted from that rough. The gem is very large, 14.73ct, as I was trying to get as much color as I could. However, this is a Lone Star brilliant cut, and brilliant means that color will be sacrified for brilliance. It is way pale, but extremely beautiful. There are some eye visible needles, but you have to look hard to see them. The topaz is mounted in a sterling silver solitaire pendant and suspended from an 18 inch sterling wheat chain. $1650.00
The wine is from our local winery, Sandstone Cellars. Don Pullum signed the bottle for me at the Release Party. Yummy.