Spessartites are best known for their bright, fiery orange colour, and this one doesn’t hold back.
I cut this stone in a slightly modified version of the design ‘Cedar’, by Marco Voltolini. It’s a hybrid design that combines a brilliant pear pavilion and a checker crown.
This Tangerine Orange Spessartite displays a small amount of the sugary type of inclusions that is common in this material.Untreated, this orange colour is all natural and ready for the spotlight.
Garnet is the name given to a group of mineral that can come in a wide variety of colors including yellow, green, white and shades of orange to red. Popular varieties are Rhodolite, Grossular, Imperial, and Spessartine The Garnet has a high refractive index, the same, or higher, than Sapphire. They are quite durable stones ranging on the Mohs Hardness Scale from 6.5 to 7.5, depending on the type of Garnet. They have also been given the privilege of being January's birthstone, though, these are more often portrayed as the blood red Pyrope.
1.36 carat Spessartite Garnet Tangerine Orange
Size: 7 x 5.4mm
Design: Modified Cedar
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe