Navegadora Mine (Navegador Mine; Orozimbo Mine), Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 5.0 x 4.1 cm
The recent discovery of these highly etched but completely terminated spessartine garnets created quite a stir. The sculptural aesthetics, luster and clarity are superb, which are complemented by the lovely wine-red color. It is safe to say these have become very sought-after, and this is an excellent example of this recent find. The stepped patterns on this particular piece are amazing. Very high quality and larger than most spessartines from this find. Weighs 204 grams.