Andradite Var. Demantoid Garnet
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Sugary matrix of garnet is the host for a continuous coating of glassy and gemmy, green, demantoid crystals, topped by a 1.6-cm crystal. The largest crystal is particularly sharp, though it has a slight, small contact atop. Overall brilliantly sparkling, this is a great representative specimen from the find without breaking the bank.