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    Garnet var. Grossular
    Tanzania

    Contrary to popular belief, all Garnets are not a deep, rich, red color, with the Grossular variety providing examples in a myriad of hues including this incredibly gemmy and vivid green mineral specimen. An impressive cluster of extremely clear crystals over a complex matrix of crystalline and metallic components characterize this superlative, and highly collectible, representation of the January birthstone. This chain of glassy forms consists of two large and two smaller crystals with superb clarity and luster. The piece comes presented on a custom engraved acrylic base to showcase the stunning specimen, and the extreme gemminess of the mineral cannot be denied.
    Overall Measurements: 1.93 x 0.96 x 0.74 x inches (4.90 x 2.44 x 1.87 cm)

    Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    August
    24th Monday
    Auction Dates
    September
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    81 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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