15 mai 2015

Merelani Mint Grossular Garnet, Tanzania

Merelani Mint Grossular Garnet, Tanzania. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 80,000 (€61,000 - 70,000). Photo Bonhams. A cousin to the deep green tsavorite is a young gemstone with a very long geological history--the Mint Grossular Garnet. Its home is the East-African bushland along the border between Kenya and Tanzania. The few mines lie in a uniquely beautiful landscape of arid grassland with bare, dry hills. No other occurrences of gem material have been discovered. Such stones rarely surface on the market-The color of this... [Lire la suite]
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