Andradite Var. Demantoid Garnet
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Aesthetically nestled in a vug of garnet matrix are a few, discrete, nearly limpid jewel-like crystals of the highest gemminess and brightness: glassy and gemmy, richly green demantoid crystals, to 6 mm. While not the biggest crystals, this is a stunning example representing the best quality of this find in the garnets!