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Spessartite-2015-12

Spessartite from Nigeria

Spessartine garnet from Nigeria, 7.54 carats, 10.61 x 10.59 x 7.81 mm. Inventory #22852. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Spessartine garnet from Nigeria, 7.54 carats, 10.61 x 10.59 x 7.81 mm. Inventory #22852. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

This featured stone seems to become increasingly rare as time goes on, and its Nigerian deposit has long since dried up. This exquisite 7.54-carat precision-cut round is hitting on all marks for a fine spessartite garnet. Ten years ago there appeared to be plenty of fine spessartites from Nigeria on the market, but now it seems hard to find a nice one over 5 carats. Many spessartites have popped up out of the Tanzania deposit, but they just don't seem to have the flawless clarity like these, now classic, ones from Nigeria do.