Spessartine (etched)

Navegadora Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.1 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm
Start Time: 06/23/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/30/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $199
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

These beautiful and complex Brazilian Spessartine Garnets from the Navegadora Mine in Minas Gerais state are now famous and they have never been repeated after major finds in the early 2000s. The combination of superb luster, wine-red color, gemminess, multiplex faces with intricate, geometric, angular forms culminates in a sublime Spessartine Garnet miniature. The interior of this piece glows due to its rich red color and transparency. The intricate growth features are mesmerizing and make it difficult to determine if this gorgeous piece is one sophisticated crystal or not, but the continuity of parallel, diamond-shaped faces in different orientations leads us to interpret it as a single crystal that is essentially, a floater and complete all around with no attachment point. Superb in size range, valued $900-1200

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $199 06/28/2022 5:55:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $189 06/28/2022 5:55:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 06/25/2022 11:52:44 am (CDT)
malackey $111 06/25/2022 11:52:44 am (CDT)
malackey $105 06/24/2022 4:16:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 06/24/2022 4:16:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 06/24/2022 4:16:28 pm (CDT)
malackey $70 06/24/2022 4:16:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 06/24/2022 2:49:39 am (CDT)
malackey $50 06/24/2022 2:49:38 am (CDT)
malackey $10 06/23/2022 8:01:43 pm (CDT)