Grossular, Diopside
Testa Ciarva, Balme, Ala Valley, Lanzo Valley, Sesia-Lanzo zone, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Miniature, 4.6 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
A superb and classic combination miniature from a historic Italian locality - Testa Ciarva, Piedmont. This very aesthetic piece is studded with gemmy and lustrous, red to orange grossular garnets and is beautifully highlighted by the single, 5 mm grossular on the central, column-like spray of glassy, pastel-green diopside crystals.