Gemstones - Spessartite Garnet

All That Glitters Owner, L. Allen Brown, Names New Variety of Spessartite Garnet!

Read the story behind this variety from All That Glitters Letters to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and a subsquent article written by GIA in their prestigious Gems & Gemology Magazine!
Imperial Malaya Garnet Story

"Is it any wonder that we were quoted prices just over the $1,000 per carat mark at Tucson for luscious large spessartite? Months later, prices quoted to us for eye-clean, top-color 3 to 5 carat stones ranged from $400 to $800 per carat. If you didn't mind some gas bubbles or other small eye-visible inclusions, prices were generally half those for eye-clean stones."

Read More - Modern Jewelers May 2008 Spessartite Article

The Orange Spessartites described in the article above wholesales for approximately $400-800/ct in 3+ct sizes (2010 timeframe), which is the smallest that All That Glitters typically purchases. Below is the wholesale pricing for Mandarin Orange Spessartite, Nov-Dec 2014, from The Guide.

Price lists for most high end fine colored gemstones can be thrown away as they are very outdated, as prices have increased tremendously. Who would thought a few years ago that nice blue Tourmaline of decent size would be selling at $1000/ct.....Wholesale!

6.60ct Spessartite Garnet Oval
Large 6.60ct Reddish Orange (a unique color - hard to describe) Spessartite Garnet Oval, super price for this size, color, cutting, clarity, etc! (egaj-15-40) $3,330
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A - 2.13 Oval Bright Orange Spessartite Garnet (Sri Lankan) (egaj-15-22) $1,491
B - 5.07ct Large Oval Bright Orange Spessartite Garnet (kjcl-15a-02) $3,800
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Rarely seen in this size or clarity, these Nigerian Spessartite Garnets look like gum drops. There are a few small inclusions, but for this material this too is rare. Nothing in either gemstone is noticeable where it would be considered a negative.
Pear: 10.64cts
Oval: 5.98cts
(kjcl-11-15) $400/ct
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Certed 6.40ct Oval Spessarite, Good Orange. (11.65x8.79x6.59mm) (kaek-07-03) $4,320
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Certed 7.11ct Oval Spessartite, Good Orange. (11.75x9.47x7.11mm) (kaek-07-04) $4,799
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A Large Clean Decently Faceted 5.23ct Deep Orange Spessarite Garnet! Has alot going for it.
Approx Dimensions: 11.3x7.4x5.3mm (gemplz-07b-01) $3,530
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3.52ct Trilliant Spessartite Garnet; brilliant and glows reddish orange.
Dimensions Approx: 10.4x8.5x6.0mm (algemst-07-01) $1,760
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5.26ct Orange Red to Burning Ember Red Spessartite Garnet (gemst2u-07-01) $2,630
Dimensions: Approx 9.7x9.6mm
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Spessartite Garnet, 4.90ct Oval (kaek-06-14) $3,185
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Spessartite Garnet, 5.08ct Oval (kaek-06-22) $3,048
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A - Spessartite Garnet (kaek-06-13) Oval: 2.99cts; Cushion: 2.73cts $450/ct
B - Spessartite Garnet, 5.84ct Oval (kaek-06-17) $3,796
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Spessartite Garnet, 6.45ct Cushion (kaek-06-20) $3,225
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3.89ct Oval Spessartite Garnet, (10.2x7.0x5.4mm) (kaek-06-39) $3,112
Fan is Sold! (Retail Store Purchase)

A VERY desirable color.
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A - 3.37ct Trilliant Spessartite Garnet, East Africa, U.S Cut (doost-99-01b) $1,685
B - 6.95ct Trilliant Spessartite Garnet, East Africa, U.S. Cut (doost-99-01a) $3,475
These photos do not do these stones any justice! Lively, well cut, clean and large!

Visit our other Garnet Inventory Pages to view more photos of the Garnet Group:
Miscellaneous Garnets - May not displayed on the pages below
Color Change/Color Shifting Garnet
Mahenge (New Location/Colors Create Demand)
Spessartite (Orange)
Demantoid (Green Andradite)
Tsavorite (Green Grossular)
Imperial, Imperial Malaya, Champagne or similar

Note: Magnification and bright lighting is required to photograph gemstones.  Some inclusions may be visible under these circumstances. You are viewing photographs as if you were using a loupe or microscope - not your unaided eye.  Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be visible.

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