Collection: Spessartites

Spessartites

Spessartites, known for the orange hues, are the most radiant members of the garnet family.

Rarity and Value

Spessartites are relatively rare compared to other garnets, making them more valuable. The most valuable Spessartites have a deep, rich orange color, good clarity, and are large. However, even smaller Spessartites with less vibrant colors can still be quite valuable, especially if they have good clarity and are cut well.

Where to Find Spessartites

Spessartites are found in several locations around the world, including Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka. However, the main source of Spessartites is the Spessart region in Germany, where the gemstone was first discovered in the 18th century.

Caring for Spessartites

Spessartites are moderately hard and durable, making them suitable for everyday wear. However, it is important to avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures. To clean your Spessartite jewelry, simply use mild soap and water and a soft brush.

Conclusion

Spessartites are a fascinating and beautiful gemstone that adds a vibrant touch of color to any jewelry collection. With their captivating orange hues and rich symbolism, these gems are sure to delight anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature.

Quality

These gemstones are carefully sourced to ensure their exceptional quality and individuality, setting them apart from the ordinary.

Timeless Beauty

Our gemstones encompass the most enduring and enchanting gemstone choices, ensuring that they remain cherished for generations.

Frequently Asked Questions about Spessartites

What colors do Spessartites come in?

Spessartites come in a variety of orange shades, ranging from light tangerine to deep mandarin orange. They can also exhibit subtle hints of pink, red, and brown, adding depth and complexity to their appearance.

How rare are Spessartites?

Spessartites are relatively rare compared to other garnets, making them more valuable. The most valuable Spessartites are those with intense orange color, good clarity, and large size.

Where are Spessartites found?

Spessartites are found in a few locations around the world, including Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, and the Spessart region in Germany.

How can I tell if a Spessartite is real?

There are several ways to tell if a Spessartite is real, including:
Color: The color should be a natural orange shade and not appear too artificial.
Clarity: The gemstone should have good clarity and be free of inclusions or blemishes.
Cut: The Spessartite should be cut well to maximize its brilliance and luster.
Hardness: Spessartites are relatively hard and will not scratch easily.
Specific gravity: Spessartites have a specific gravity between 3.70 and 3.80.

It is always best to consult with a qualified gemologist for an accurate assessment of a Spessartite.

How much does Spessartite jewelry cost?

The price of Spessartite jewelry can vary depending on the size, color, clarity, cut, and setting of the gemstone. Generally, larger, more vibrant Spessartites with good clarity and cut will command a higher price. At GemAnastation you can find Spessartites from $4000.