Andradite Var. Demantoid Garnet
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 4.4 x 3.7 cm

Perched aesthetically, high on a contrasting white matrix of massive garnet, is a single glassy, gemmy, light emerald-green, demantoid crystal measuring 1.35 cm in length. There are hints of incipient hopper growth present. Graceful and elegant, it is rare to find such a large and isolated crystal. The termination is fully exposed and freestanding!