Andradite Var. Demantoid Garnet
Miniature, 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
This little beauty features 4 discrete, glassy and gemmy, green, demantoid crystals, aesthetically emplaced on a massive garnet matrix. When crystals are isolated from each other, like this, the maximum beauty of each is enhanced to my eye. These are TOTAL GEMS!!! They are transparent, not just gemmy, and have gorgeous demantoid green color. Trimmed a little bit, this would also be a killer thumbnail specimen.