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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: VS, Eye Clean
Material: Garnet
Width: 7mm
Height: 5.2mm
Length: 9mm
Weight: 3.07 carats
Color: Vivid reddish orange

Vivid reddish orange color. Excellent cut and polish. VS, eye clean clarity.

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