Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 7.4 x 4.4 cm
Gemmy and lustrous, orange and orange-red spessartine garnets to 5 mm attractively cover the matrix plate of feldspar. The two pristine, crossed, partially enveloped in spessartines, smoky quartz crystals 5.0 cm add to the aesthetics of this piece from recent finds at Tongbei, China. The two colors of spessartines on the same piece are not that common from Tongbei.