An orange 3.0 ct mandarine garnet set in a white silver ring.
This gemstone shows an exceptional array of colours. The fine cut and its micro-inclusions give you the feeling of looking down into an ever-changing underground world.
This precious stone belongs to the group known as spessartine. Its name is derived from its bright mandarin-orange colour. This stone was first found 25 years ago in Namibia.
Due to its high refractive index (approx.1.8) this stone possesses a particularly special shine and its high hardness Mohs value of approx. 7 make it ideally suited for high quality jewelry.
In chemical terms spessartines are made up of manganese aluminium silicates that can contain small amounts of other garnet components (4-15%). Especially the magnesium aluminium garnet (Pyrope) has an influence on the bright orange colour where higher concentrations of this component create a reddish orange hue. The mandarin garnet’s distinctly individual composition makes each piece a truly unique piece of jewellery.