Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
This is a very dramatic, etched heliodor specimen with INCREDIBLE luster and glassiness, internal clarity, and color hue. I frankly thought this was mislabeled and was Ukrainian, it is so unexpectedly good for a Brazilian heliodor! But, I was told that a small lot of these did come out and was sold about 4-5 years ago (and this carries still the label from Jordi Fabre who handled them at the time, marked 1800 euros). I just missed it, somehow, or maybe saw them in passing and assumed them to be Ukrainian without reading the tag? In person, it is mesmerizing, and far different than your usual style of hexagonal sharp heliodor from this region of Brazil.