Spessartine Garnet
Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Two "frog-eyes" of 1.8 cm each sit perched atop a matrix-included larger garnet, giving us spectacular contrast! Such matrix-like pieces are extremely rare in this find and this one has garnets of high quality anyhow, perched upon it. If sold separately, they would still not be cheap. As this is one of the most aesthetic matrix pieces, it has to command a premium (no question about it), but its the only one like it that I have.