Andradite Var. Demantoid Garnet
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
One of our favorites! This is like a cluster of green jewels, all linked together. It is a floater specimen where the crystals are on a strip of matrix, that is also crystallized around the back. The display face is covered with a continuous, sparkling cluster of glassy and gemmy, light emerald-colored demantoid crystals, to 1.2 cm. They have sharp form, good luster, an dgood color...but the overall aesthetics of this is more, and it makes for a striking miniature.