Your a true credit to the trade. Always trying to help and I really appreciate it, This topaz is right on the boarder between imperial and orange brownish. I have seen many pics of imperial on line and the more I see the more uncertain I become. The fact that I want it to be imperial is probably clouding my judgement……what do you think it is ? Or who could.
I also wanted to thank you for your help on finding a tourmaline expert.
The links you sent me lead me to the tourmaline king himself Bruce Fry. He told me not only is it rare it’s even rarer do to the fact that out of the few color change he has seen none of them changed from redish orange to purple. He thinks it may be a museum piece….I will keep you posted – Chris