Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 6.8 x 3.3 cm
Japan Law twinned quartz has a special place among lovers of crystals and symmetry. The crystals look so improbable, and frankly are also rather delicate in terms of survival and condition, that they stand out dramatically when a good one comes up. This is one of those rare pieces that has not only the desirable form, but also has a balance of the wings, and a clarity and quality you would want with a specimen of ANY gem species. I love quartz! But most Brazilian quartz is...."just quartz." This is not only a twinned quartz, but a gem crystal and a major Brazilian specimen. It was mined in 2013 and I was told was the only twin in the pocket. I have certainly not seen comparable quality very often in my life. Joe Budd photos.