Grossular (Var: Tsavorite)
Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm
A big, lustrous and mostly gemmy crystal of one of the most prized gemstones around - the ultra-rare tsavorite variety of garnet. This large crystal has fine green color and sharp, glassy faces. Though it is not a gem crystal, it has fine transparency. For a collector, rather than a cutter, this is a rare chance to get a fine big crystal of tsavorite.