Gem Hunt: Brazil Imperial Topaz Pictures

The gem hunters travel to Brazil, home to more gemstones than just about anywhere on the planet. Ron's mission is to find a giant piece of imperial topaz.

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The hunt starts in Ouro Preto – a rural town that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since it’s a perfectly preserved example of colonial Portuguese architecture. This is topaz central, where cut gems are sold at exorbitant prices and high-quality rough is almost impossible to find.

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