235 Hessonite and Clinochlore
Susa Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Highly lustrous hessonite crystals with cherry-red color crowded three-dimensionally over one side of a matrix face. Italy has some of the best Alpine garnets from the world. Look at the pictures: The crystals are so transparent and shiny – they show their fire and the gemmy quality in natural light. The crystals twinkle like bright stars as they catch and reflect the light. There are also gray-green densely packed books of clinochlore on the hessonite. Very hard to catch the beauty in a picture – much better in real life!
Size: 6.5 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
Price: 450 Euro