Andradite var. Topazolite (rough and cut set)
Topazolite Mine, San Benito County, California
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm (Crystal), 0.17 ct (Gem)
1.6 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm (Specimen); 0.17 carats; 3.24 mm (Gem) - A wonderful rough and cut set of Topazolite Garnet (Andradite) from a classic locality in California. The crystal is a very sharp, and highly lustrous, gemmy, golden color dodecahedron with an accompanying "Round Brilliant" cut stone with nearly eye clean clarity and a bright yellow-gold hue. Hard to find on the market even for a common Garnet species.