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Alan Balmer

I wonder if this is topaz of any kind, natural or synthetic. Last I knew, topaz had been synthesized in the laboratory, but it costs more than natural. Quartz is a cheap material that is synthesized, but there are industrial uses for it.

In fact, the pictures resemble the surface of grown quartz.

I’d be interested if anyone has actually produced synthetic topaz that’s cheap enough to bother with.