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Red Spessartite Garnet gemstone

Deep Red Spessartite Garnet Round 5.1ct

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£800.00

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SKU: GB/RZ/LSG/1005

Deep dark red garnet for a very special jewel. Nicely cut to a near perfect circle, this quite large gem is waiting for a daring design. Completely eye clean, this stone contains minute transparent inclusions only slightly visible under 10x loupe and a small imperfection at the edge that is almost invisible to the naked eye and can easily be covered during setting in jewellery.
Stock Unit No. GB/RZ/LSG/1005
Gemstone Garnet Red
Gem Colour Red
Shape Round
Weight 5.1 ct
Dimensions 11.19x10.64x6.59 mm
Clarity VVS
Country of Origin Nigeria
Enhancements None
Shipped From United Kingdom

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Spessartite is a manganese-aluminium-silicate that belongs to garnet family. The prime quality stones posses lively orange colour and it is not uncommon for them to be eye clean. Spessartites are coloured by trace amounts of manganese which makes them bright orange that can turn to dark red-orange/brown if iron is also present. Current sources include Namibia, its stones considered the best in terms of colour but rarely clean as most have tiny fibrous inclusions that give them hazy look, other notable mining sites are located in Nigeria, Tanzania and Sri Lanka. At the moment there are no known treatments or synthetic stones at the market. Spessartites are quite durable with a hardness of 7.25, safe to put into ultrasonic cleaners as long as there are no liquid inclusions but as with other gems our recommended cleaning methods would rather involve a soft brush and warm water.

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