Spessartine Garnet (Mandarin Garnet)

Gems, 1.67 ct, 8.07 mm x 6.10 mm
Start Time: 02/18/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/25/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

In the gem world, Garnet comes in every color of the rainbow except blue. Some of the best orange Garnets in the world are those from the Nigerian gem fields. Only recently have these new Spessartine Garnet gems hit the market and they are some of the most popular and hard to find gems around! The immediatley were recognized as being some of the best orange color Garnet ever found, and it seems that the deposit has been mined out almost as fast as it was discovered! This stone is a good quality, saturated, slightly included bright orange color gemstone with a "Checkerboard Pear" cut. This material is almost totally pure in Manganese and has very little Iron content, which is why the stone is so orange and not red. This gem could be called what is being marketed as "Mandarin Garnet", because of the intense orange color. This intense orange color is nearly exclusive to these Garnet gems and that is why it has become so popular and in some cases very pricey. Believe it or not, while flipping through the channels, I saw a company on televsion selling material with the same color as this stone for $1,800 per carat! I'm not kidding, and people were buying it! Don't get burned like those people did, and snag this stone at a great price.

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