Largest Blue topaz to be displayed in UK

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London, Sep 28 : A flawless blue topaz gemstone, said to be the largest of its kind, is set to go on display at London’s Natural History Museum.

The Ostro stone weighs around 2 kg (4.4 lb) and will be exhibited from Oct. 19, on permanent loan from British entrepreneur and philanthropist Maurice Ostro, the museum said. Its value was not disclosed.

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“The original rough material that the gemstone was cut from was discovered three decades ago by British explorer Max Ostro in Minas Gerais, Brazil,” it said in a statement.

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