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Fallbrook, CA, 92028
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Pala International has consistently earned its reputation as the direct source for the finest colored stones.

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Spessartite garnet from Tanzania

This pair of exceptional pumpkin-orange spessartites are from Tanzania. This impressive pair weighs in at 16.52 carats total weight and are perfectly matched with ideal-cut cushion faceting. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

This pair of exceptional pumpkin-orange spessartites are from Tanzania. This impressive pair weighs in at 16.52 carats total weight and are perfectly matched with ideal-cut cushion faceting. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Spessartite (a.k.a. spessartine) has seen quite a change in the marketplace. Demand has continued to go up as collectors expand into the more rare varieties of garnet. There are still some spessartites from the long exhausted Nigerian deposit on the market, but inventories are diminishing and prices are rising. The new Tazanian deposit has started to fill in the gap on spessartite supply with a range of sizes and beautiful mandarin and pumpkin colors. The material tends to have some clarity issues but we have seen some cleaner stones popping up recently. We have a large selection from both deposits and even a few from Namibia and San Diego County.

For more on this material, see our Spessartite Buying Guide.

16.54 tcw
cushion cut
11.7 x 10.6 x 7.5 mm
Inventory #21636
(Photo: Mia Dixon)