June 26, 2018

What exactly is the Mandarin Spessatite?

What exactly is the Mandarin Spessatite and how rare is it? Most people mistake a garnet to have red or reddish brown tones. However, the garnet family is fairly big. Some examples of garnets used in fine jewellery: Tsavorite garnets (Green colour) Malaia garnets (pink, peach, salmon, pink-purple colours) Demantoid garnets (green, olive green, green-yellow colours) Rhodolite garnets (berry, wine colours) Mandarin garnets (orange, yellow-orange, orange-brown, reddish-orange colours) The base colour of Mandarin Garnets is orange, often times, with a yellow, brown or red modifier. Resulting in a colour that is yellowish-orange, orange with brown overtone or orange with red overtone. These colours can look nice but the best colours…