|Iridescent Rainbow Andradite Garnet Crystals from Japan! (Photographed next to a very dark U.S. Dime!) There is only one other locality in the world that produces this unique form of garnet, and that is Mexico. This material comes from the Kouse Mine, Tenkawa mura, Nara Prefecture, Japan (locality is on each box that houses the garnets displayed below). Depending on the light and the angles, one will see a rainbow of color coming off of the numerous surfaces these specimens have - thus the term rainbow or iridescent garnet. To quote info found online - "The rainbow colour seen in the andradite from this area is assumed to be derived from interference of light produced by thinly layered two substances that have different refractive indices similar to the principle of labradorescence in labradorite." The fine material has been depleted, but we have a contact in Japan where we are capable of obtaining what is believed to be old stock. These crystals are VERY rare. We obtained a number of small crystals a few years back and they were sold to one collector very quickly. These are spectacular pieces chosen from a number that our associate had available. We don't expect these to be around very long, especially if collectors in Japan find out we have a few wonderful top-notch specimens!|
|A - Rainbow Andradite Garnet Specimen (tmsc-10-01a) $475|
|B - Rainbow Andradite Garnet Specimen tmsc-10-01b) $375|
|A - Rainbow Andradite Garnet Specimen (tmsc-10-01c) $250|
|B - Rainbow Andradite Garnet Specimen (tmsc-10-01d) $325|
Here is a real deal! We purchased these Irridescent Rainbow Andradite Garnets from a Japanese Mineral Dealer years ago. We chose these pieces out of his whole collection and chose the best for crystal structure, colors, etc. Have no clue what they are selling for currently as one also has to consider the size, color, structure, aesthetics, etc. in pricing, but prices may have decreased over the past decade or so. Parcels are always far more interesting to sell than an individual item, and it saves the customer $ too! All four of these nice specimens are being offered at only $575 including shipping/insurance, that is a savings of about $870 if purchased separately (including the normal shipping/insurance). These pieces have never been viewed by anyone in person as they are stored and only offered on our website via the existing photos. We are taking funds from other sales and applying them to this group to make it impossible for a collector of garnets, unique specimens, famous localities, etc. to save big $....
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