Spessartine Garnet
Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 7.5 x 6.7 cm
690 grams! At almost 700 grams, this pound-and-a-half crystal is one of the largest complete crystals in the entire production. I have seen portions of bigger crystals, but none complete. The symmetry, the form, its astonishing when you take the size into account - and the thing is very impactful because of it! Complete on all sides, all around, save only for a small contact at the bottom.