Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
A large and richly colored demantoid garnet is complexly formed and almost appears as a “scepter” or mushroom. The top termination shows fine striations around dodecahedron forms while the bottom rests on a small stalk. The piece is red under jadeite (Chelsea) filter confirming the presence of chromium.
2.50 x 1.50 x 1.20 cm