Mandarin Spessartite Garnet is a rare form of orange garnet often referred to as Mandarin Garnet for its vivid orange color. These gemstones actually occur in a range of colors from yellowish orange to reddish orange and orange-red. The combination of vivid color and garnet’s very high refractive index make mandarin spessartite garnet one of the most brilliant gemstones in the world of colored gemstones.
The pure orange, known as mandarin or fanta orange, is very rare and has been found in only a few deposits in Nigeria. These top spessartites are sought after by. Very little in the way of new material has been found recently, but we at Atelier de Beer were lucky to buy some excellent gems from the original find.
The value of mandarin spessartite garnet varies according to the size and quality of the gemstone. Color and clarity are the most important determinants of value. The vivid orange color is the most valuable, especially if they are flawless and larger in sizes. The reddish and orange and orange-red are also valuable if they appear in fine quality. Gems with a distinct brownish secondary hue, or heavily included stones, are less valuable.
We at Atelier de Beer have access to the most rare and unique gemstones, please feel free to contact us.