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Natural Spessartite

As members of the garnet group, spessartites are noteworthy for their high refractive index and radiant brilliance. And while gemologists usually refer to them as Spessartites, the trade name “Mandarin Garnet” has also been adopted for the bright orangey Fanta like colors. The orange color is due to the presence of Manganese.

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Our Spessartite(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 179 Spessartite(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Shape Length (mm) Width (mm)
Category Weight (cts) Price (USD)
Color range
orangy red
yellowish orange
red-orange or orange-red
orangy yellow
reddish orange
yellowish green

Spessartite Profile

Color information: Orange, yellow, brown
Refractive Index: 1.79-1.81
Chemical Composition: Mn3Al2(SiO4)3
Hardness: 7.25
Density: 4.14-4.20
Crystal Group: Cubic
Ocurrence: Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Germany, Ceylon, Burma, Nigeria, Madagascar.
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
Spessartite Spessartite
Spessartite has always been a rare stone. Recent discoveries in Namibia, Mozambique, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, and Tanzania led to an increase in production but pockets of clean material have proven to be illusive. Although the output was significant, the percentage of fine material in larger sizes has always been small.

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Spessartite Single
Spessartite Single Oval Eye clean
Size: 15.30 X 10.70 MM
Weight: 10.950 CTS
Shape: Oval
Clarity: Eye clean
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USD 2421.36
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Spessartite Calibrated
Spessartite Calibrated Round Eye clean
Size: 2.30 X 2.30 MM
Weight: 0.070 CTS
Shape: Round
Clarity: Eye clean
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USD 1.62
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