Belqeys Mountain, near Takab, West Azerbaijan, Iran
Fantastic highly lustrous, emerald-colored demantoid garnets on matrix. Demantoid is the green gemstone variety of the mineral andradite, a member of the garnet group of minerals. This kind of andradite is very rare and therefore one of the most desirable gemstones. As mentioned above, is it characterized by its adamantine luster! The garnet crystals are very attractively positioned on the front part of the specimen. The crystals are up to 9 mm in size. This specimen features an excellent quality and unlike most demantoid-garnets which have a yellowish-green tint, these show nearly the color of a fine emerald – and that’s amazing. The crystal surfaces offer a very fine structure. The individual crystals are exposed on a bright matrix, which makes this specimen a very beautiful and truly remarkable sight!
Size: 6.5 x 6.3 x 2 cm