Is spessartine garnet rare?

Is spessartine garnet rare?

Usually orange to reddish brown, gem-quality spessartite or spessartine garnets are somewhat rare. However, as blends with other garnet species, they include popular mandarin and malaya garnets as well as color change gems.

Is spessartine a gem?

Spessartite is an orange to orange-red form of the gemstone Garnet. The term Garnet describes a group name for several closely related minerals that form important gemstones, and Spessartite is an individual member mineral of the Garnet group.

What is spessartine garnet good for?

Spessartine Garnet stimulates all aspects of creativity in both energy and ability, and encourages us to take actions toward our dreams, visions, and goals. It induces optimism, confidence, daring, and action. Spessartine Garnet is associated with the grounded, pragmatic nature of Virgo.

How much is spessartine worth?

$1,000 to $2,000 per carat
Prices on spessartite garnet vary according to quality and size. The main quality factors are color and clarity. The saturated pure orange is the rarest and most valuable, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 per carat depending on size.

Where does spessartine garnet come from?

Until recently the primary source for gem-grade spessartine garnet was the Little Three Mine and Hercules Mine in Ramona, California. In the last decade, significant finds in Namibia, Tanzania and Nigeria have eclipsed the California mines, and in fact the California mines are now closed.

What is the rarest garnet color?

It depends on the type and color of Garnet. The rarest Garnets are peach, green and clear. The red Garnets are more common.

Where does spessartine come from?

Where is spessartine found?

Sources include Australia, Myanmar, India, Afghanistan, Israel, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania and the United States. Spessartine of an orange-yellow has been called Mandarin garnet and is found in Madagascar.

How do you activate red garnet?

If you are looking for a way to turn up the volume on the potent power of your Garnet you can recharge your healing crystal by leaving it on top of a cluster of rock crystals who will happily absorb all those bad vibes and infuse your Garnet with an endless flow of love.

What is a blue garnet called?

Pyrope–spessartine (blue garnet or color-change garnet)

When was spessartine discovered?

North-west Namibian spessartine, near the Angolan border at the Kunene river – discovered in 1991, enchanted the world and put spessartine on the map as a major gem material. Marketed as Hollandine garnet first, later as Mandarin garnet.

Are garnets worth money?

Garnet Value (Price) per Different Colors Green garnet (tsavorite) prices range from $500 per carat for good colors with some inclusions to $2,000 to $7,000 for clean larger stones with top color. Prices for Russian demantoid start at about $1,000 per carat.

Where are spessartine found?

Spessartines are found in bedrock in the highlands in the Sahatany valley. Those in alluvium are generally found in southern Madagascar or in the Maevatanana region. Spessartine forms a solid solution series with the garnet species almandine.

Who should wear red garnet?

People born during the ‘lagnas’ of Edavam, Mithunam, Kanni, Thulam, Makaram and Kumbham can wear garnet. In addition, if your birthday falls on the days 4, 13, 22 and 31 the stone can be worn, as per numerology. When a person passes through the ‘Rahu’ phase, garnet can be chosen to lead a normal life.

What are garnets powers?

Abilities. Garnet possesses standard Gem abilities: bubbling, shapeshifting, fusion, regeneration, agelessness, and superhuman strength/durability.