Spessartine on Feldspar
Shengus, Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 5.6 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm
Gemmy, and I mean GEMMY, wine-red, crystals of spessartine garnet to 1.4 cm across, contrasting beautifully with their stark white host: a twinned, pearlescent, feldspar crystal. The feldpsar truly has the BEST possible luster, as do the garnets. The feldspar has even almost a gemmy outer layer, with a shimmer of translucence. The contrast of the two species, in such quality, is rare...particularly in pristine and aesthetic specimens.