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Perhaps you may have heard of the recent auction (May 2017) of the “Oppenheimer” blue diamond. It sold for a record price of over $57 million.
Here is a "reasonable facsimile" in a slightly paler blue topaz. Jeremy made a Gemcad design based upon the given proportions of the Oppenheimer diamond and faceted this beauty. The Oppenheimer weighed at a little over 14 ct. This topaz with very close density to diamond is 13.02 ct. While topaz doesn't have the optical characteristics of diamond, nevertheless it does make an interesting attractive alternative at a slightly more modest cost.
- Size: 13.02 ct 16.5 x 10.1 x 8.1 mm “Emerald” cut Rectangle
- Cost: $40/ct $520/stone
- Ask Gemart Services about this item.