Spessartite garnet belongs to the large and varied mineral group of garnet. Until the recent discovery of a mine in Namibia, spessartite garnet was rarely seen in jewelry. Its name is derived from former occurrences in the German "Spessart" Forest. In the past, garnets were exchanged between friends to symbolize their affection, and to ensure they meet again.
What are some of the properties of spessartite garnet gemstones
The fiery sunny-orange stone is growing in demand for its very good hardness (7.5 on the Mohs scale) and its brilliance due to its high refractive index.
What are good ways to use spessartite garnet gemstones
Spessartite garnet is commonly cut either in facets or en cabochon and makes an exciting and colorful piece of jewelry.
Spessartite garnet gemstones look great in either white or yellow gold and can be the centerpiece of a piece or they easily combine with other stones. Spessartite garnet gemstones also look amazing when mixed with white gems in mounting such white sapphire or zircon.
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