Description: **SOLD** This marvelous orange gemstone is a 1.53-carat oval mandarin spessartite garnet. This gemstone will be a showstopper in any piece of jewelry. Imagine it in a bracelet, necklace, or even a custom piece. The dimensions of this garnet are 8.02 x 6.03 x 3.89 mm.
This orange garnet gets the classification of "mandarin spessartite" because of its rare, vivid color.
"The name, 'spessartine' comes from the Bavarian word, 'Spessart', meaning 'forest', which is a mountain range in Germany where spessartine garnet deposits were found in the 1880s." (gemselect.com)
The garnet family comes "in a variety of color and have many different varieties...when the term 'Garnet' is used, it is usually connotative of the dark red form; other color Garnets are usually given more descriptive gemstone terms" (minerals.net).