First of all, this rutile knee twin crystal is large and spectacular. That being said, I have to admit that it's not quite perfect. Part of the lower "leg" is broken and missing, another part is still there but repaired. However, the sheer thickness of 1.3 cm, the sparkling red surface and the combination with some white feldspar makes this piece really special all the same. The somewhat chloritized terminations on top and bottom show that this is in fact a floater.
A very attractive fluorite we bought recently as part of a collection in Austria. It is a lovely combination of purple fluorite cubes on a matrix with white calcite scalenohedrons. While the fluorites are rather dark and hard to illuminate, they have purple zones near the surface that radiate purple color very easily. The silky surface is lovely and largely undamaged. Only the side is damaged but you can’t see that from the main view.
A brilliant and intensive smoky quartz from Feldschijen glacier. With a dramatic size of 15.5 cm it has a serious showcase presence!
Most striking however is the absolutely stunning crystal quality!
Best brilliant luster, perfect transparency, super sharp crystals and a dark warm brown color that is really just wonderful and exceptional! In our video you can see how amazingly sparkling this whole piece is. The main crystal has 4.4 cm in length which is not huge but large enough to stand out and act as a visual anchor at the center of this splendid specimen!
This is a lovely combination of quartz and pericline from the Rauris valley that is all about the natural, untamed beauty of intergrown crystals. The main quartz at the front is around 2.6 cm long and glassy. The specimen is a complete floater that features brilliant colorless quartz and porcelaine colored pericline in association with small rutile needles and a grey crust of chlorite. Very attractive all around!
Smoky quartz from the Untersulzbachtal is exceedingly rare, especially when it comes to aesthetic specimens. This little group is certainly an attractive exemplar and in superb condition. The crystals are glassy, sharp and lustrous with a distinctive smoky color. They are all undamaged and while there are som contacts at the back, those are fully re-crystallized. An exceptional piece for the locale and this whole part of the Alps!
This single crystal apatite has a size of 4.3 cm and is in perfect condition all around. The underside is also crystallized, partially overgrown with chlorite, but undamaged. The front in particular has a clearly defined shiny surface and the crystal is also a bit transparent here before it is veiled in the rear area by inclusions and internal cracks. The overall quality is certainly very good for Swiss apatite of this size!
This single adularia twin crystal is quite massive and dramatic in person. It is well developed all around with a pearlescent shine on all sides. It is translucent to even trasparent at some parts and is free of damage.
A single 5.4 cm smoky quartz of nice dark brown color is set on a well balanced piece of rock matrix. The crystal is flawless and straight, it is lustrous and with a sharp termination. There is minimal chlorite on the termination which makes the surface there evenly satinated. A very straightforward specimen in best condition!
Several transparent sceptre heads are set atop a milky quartz which creates the dreamy aesthetics of a fairy castle. The condition is exceptionally well with no damage anywhere. Even the bottom is fully re-healed.
Have a look on our video for a better impression of this complex composition!