Product Name : Natural Spessartite Garnet
Quantity : 1
Weight : 23.00 Cts.
Dimension : 18 X 14.2 X 8.4 mm.
Shape/Cut : Cabochon / Mixed
Hardness : 7.0
Specific Gravity : 4.19
Refractive Index : 1.8
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Garnet has a history spanning more than 5,000 years. Deriving its name from the Latin word for seed, granatus, garnet was so named because of its similar color to pomegranate seeds.
From the svelte necklines of Abyssinian princesses to the powdered décolletage of Marie Antoinette, the captivating mystique of garnets has made them a timeless symbol of feminine beauty. The imaginative lure of this “queen of gems” intoxicates the senses.
Mandarin, tangerine & spessartine garnet
Mandarin and tangerine garnets are the intensely bright color varieties of the rare orange red spessartine garnet, also known as spessartite.
Spessartine garnet is named after its first discovery in Spessart, Bavaria in the mid 1800’s. Spessartine garnet, once an extremely rare gem, is now enjoying a newfound popularity.
In 1991 Mandarin garnets were discovered embedded in mica in northwest Namibia where the Kunene River borders Namibia and Angola. In 1994 new deposits were unearthed in southwest Nigeria. Soon after, Tanzania, the powerhouse of African gems, yielded deposits at the fabled gemstone mines of Arusha and Lelatema.
Although initially called kunene spessartine or hollandine, the evocative names mandarin garnet and tangerine garnet were soon adopted. 1850
23.00 Ct. 100% Natural Unheated Natural Spessartite Garnet Cabochon Orange Gemstone
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- Color: Orange
- Materials: natural gemstone, natural spessartite, loose spessartite, orange gemstone, orange bead, loose gemstone, natural cabochon, 23 ct gemstone
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