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Garnet Spessartite

about Garnet Spessartite

Spessartine previously named spessartite, is a nesosilicate, manganese aluminium garnet, Mn3Al2(SiO4)3.[1] The names is a derivative of Spessart in Bavaria. It occurs most often in granite pegmatite and allied rock types and in certain low grade metamorphic phyllites. The major sources for gem quality spessartine are Sri Lanka and Brazil. Other sources include Australia, Burma, India, Israel, Madagascar, Tanzania (since late 2007) and the US.[1] Spessartine of a orange-yellow is found in Madagascar (see Mandarin garnet). Violet-red spessartites are found in rhyolites in Colorado and Maine. Spessartite garnet is a birthstone of January.
 

Orange Spessartite Garnet

Treatment: None
Origin: Nigeria
Hardness: 7-7.5
Shape: Oval
Clarity: VVS, almost loupe clean
Material: Garnet
Width: 7.1mm
Height: 5.4mm
Length: 9.1mm
Weight: 3.14 carats
Color: Vivid reddish orange


Vivid reddish orange color. Excellent cut and polish. VVS, almost loupe clean clarity.

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