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Spessartine - etched gem crystal
stock #8.AE-840
Navegadora Mine, Penha do Norte, Conseheiro Pena, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.1 x 2.3 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $340
Late Summer 2021

A very pretty example thumbnail specimen of a gem Spessartine from the famed Navegadora finds. This is 17.4 grams and the insides are flawless, pure facet grade gem. With backlighting this glows like red glass. The exterior surface is fully etched with complex geometric patterns. These etched zones form in steps and ramparts that are very sharp.

Spessartine - etched gem crystal
stock #21.FC-007
Navegadora Mine, Penha do Norte, Conseheiro Pena, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $1600
Early summer 2021

A very lustrous, complete Spessartine crystal with a tiny sliver of Albite attached. From the unique and world famed Navegadora claim in Minas Gerais, this is completely etched and recrystallized with fine geometric structures on all sides. In person this looks like red glass. Fully gemmy and transparent, when backlit the entire piece glows a brilliant red. In super condition, a very close exam finds only a very small rough edge that is not seen from most any angle, this is essentially a perfect floater. The etching has gone so far as to create small geometric cavities and tunnels through the mass of the Garnet. A modern classic, 30.2 Grams and all gem.