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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.

Spessartite Garnet

Treatment: None
Origin: Tanzania
Hardness: 7-7.5
Shape: Cushion
Clarity: VS-SI Eye Clean
Material: garnet
Width: 5mm
Height: 3.2mm
Length: 6.5mm
Weight: .75 carats
Color: Vivid Orange

Beautiful vivid orange color. Well cut and polished gemstone. VS-SI eye clean clarity.

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