Andradite Var. Demantoid Garnet
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 7.4 x 5.5 cm
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Aesthetically nestled in vugs in the massive garnet matrix are equant, glassy and gemmy, light green demantoid crystals, to 1 cm across. There are 4 major crystals and many minor, with the large ones really popping out 3-dimensionally. The quality is outstanding - they are deeply colored, gemmy, and lustrous. However the matrix could probably use some trimming to make it more aesthetic, I admit...making it a bargain, "as is" if you like big isolated crystals on display-sized specimens. (and if it doesn't sell, there IS a miniature in here that is worth more than prepped, with a little risk in the trim job).