Spessartine Garnet
Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm

One of our best thumbnails, a SUPER SHARP, fully-terminated, carved-looking "golf ball." This is complete all around, and has intense orange color when backlit strongly. It is really as good as other top thumbs here except only a slight black inclusion in the bottom 5% - but you have to mount it somewhere anyhow, so this does not really detract too much visually although the price is reduced accordingly. It is more gemmy/translucent in person, as well. Weight is 19 grams