- Spessartine Garnet
- Miniature, 5.0 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
- Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
For a high quality piece with color and translucency, without breaking the bank, this may be the best bargain of the lot because of that, if you don't mind two very small dings. It is 129 grams. This beautiful crystal has great depths of translucency, sharp form, among the best for luster, and is complete on all display faces. It has attached matrix underneath, and is thus not fully symmetric on the bottom where it grew out. It is ALMOST among the very best of the update with a five-figure price but has two very small dings I didn't even notice when buying, that slightly detract in person. If not, it would be 10k. But it is nevertheless a superb piece by any standard.