Andradite Var. Topazolite Garnet, Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar, Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm, Nestled aesthetically in a massive, metamorphosed garnet matrix, is a cluster of glassy and gemmy, rich, cognac-colored crystals of topazolite., For sale from The Arkenstone, www.iRocks.com. For more details on this piece and others, visit http://www.irocks.com/minerals/specimen/37482
Vesuvianite (Manganoan), Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, Miniature, 4.1 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm, Rare!, For sale from The Arkenstone, www.iRocks.com. For more details on this piece and others, visit http://www.irocks.com/minerals/specimen/43520
Spinel crystal It is a precious gem of transparent red, darkish and yellowish red. Red color of spinel is so close to ruby that quite a few spinels were wrongly mistaken as rubies in the past. Ruby popularly known as ‘Black Prince’ among the jewels of the British Brown is not actually a ruby but it is a red spinel. Spinel is good for financial gains and protects the wearer against unforeseen losses.