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Identifying Spessartine garnet, value & price per carat

Spessartine is a manganese-aluminum garnet mineral. It's also known as Spessartite. Spessartine is a member of the Garnet Group of minerals, which also includes: Almandine, Andradite, Grossular, Pyrope, Uvarovite.

Spessartine is a semiprecious gem when clear. It's known for its orange and reddish-orange colors. The manganese in Spessartine gives it its orange colors, which can range from yellow-orange to dark red-orange. Spessartine is usually included with fine small crystals or bubbles.

Spessartine is fairly rare as a gem Garnet. Large gems are very rare and usually quite dark. However, new abundant finds in Tanzania, China, and Pakistan have made Spessartine very well regarded.

Spessartine's name is a derivative of Spessart in Bavaria, Germany, the type locality of the mineral.

The value of a spessartine garnet depends on its quality and type. The price per carat can range from $100 to over $3,000. Here are some prices for different types of spessartine garnet:

  • Large and pure clean stones fanta orange vivid color from Namibia: Can cost $1,500–$3,000 per carat

  • Medium-sized stones: Can cost $100–$800 per carat

  • Nigerian spessartite gems: Can cost $900 per carat

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Spessartine garnets are found in many countries, including:

Namibia, Australia, Myanmar, India, Afghanistan, Israel, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, United States.

The most prized color for spessartine garnets is electric orange. This variety is also known as Mandarin garnet.

You can identify real garnets by their saturated colors and inclusions. If you don't see any inclusions when looking closely at a garnet, it's probably not real.

Check out our collection of Spessartine garnet

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