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Spessartine - etched gem crystal
Pederniera Claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.5 x 1.6 x 1.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $240


A fine, complete floater of naturally etched gem quality Spessartine from an unusual locale. This is an older piece from the famed Pederneira Mine ex. Larry White collection. Similar to the better known Navegadora Spessartine, we have only seen one other example from this locality. Like a modern cityscape or sculpture, this is a fine example of this Garnet habit. Completely translucent to transparent, this is all gem grade, with backlighting (the photos are not backlit) it glows a bright red. In undamaged condition, the geometric etchings and crystal forms are especially sharp on this toenail sized piece.




Spessartine - etched gem crystal
Pederniera Claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.5 x 1.6 x 1.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $240


A fine, complete floater of naturally etched gem quality Spessartine from an unusual locale. This is an older piece from the famed Pederneira Mine ex. Larry White collection. Similar to the better known Navegadora Spessartine, we have only seen one other example from this locality. Like a modern cityscape or sculpture, this is a fine example of this Garnet habit. Completely translucent to transparent, this is all gem grade, with backlighting (the photos are not backlit) it glows a bright red. In undamaged condition, the geometric etchings and crystal forms are especially sharp on this toenail sized piece.