Grossular (V. Hessonite) Garnet
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada (now closed!)
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm
The Grossular (Hessonite) Garnets from the Jeffrey Mine are world-famous, and some of the most sought-after specimens for the species. These dark honey-colored crystals have superb luster, excellent striations that are classic for these garnets, and sharp crystal definition. More importantly, they have that rare internal brightness combined with external glassy luster that places this piece in the top percentiles for quality. This is a killer miniature all the way. It is even better in person!