Garnet Var. Demantoid
Miniature, 5.2 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm
Belqeys Mountain, near Takab, West Azerbaijan

Several very sharp crystals perched on matrix, to 1.1 cm in size and with exceptional luster, make this a choice miniature from the find. From new finds in a remote part of Iran in late 2013, these premiered at the Tucson show of 2014.