Largest Faceted Gemstones in the World Are Members of the Topaz Family
The El-Dorado Topaz, which weighs a whopping 31,000 carats (13.67 lbs.) currently holds the crown as the largest faceted gemstone in the world. Originally discovered in 1984 in mineral-rich Minas Gerais, Brazil, the pre-cut El-Dorado crystal tipped the scales at a mind-boggling 81.57 lbs.
Baños, Ecuador: A Complete Guide to What to Do in Baños
Baños, Ecuador, adventure capital of South America, is famous for adventure & thermal baths. A must visit for adrenaline junkies and spa lovers alike! Read our complete guide to what to do in Baños, Ecuador.