Spessartite Garnet

Spessartite is an orange to orange-red form of the gemstone Garnet and is an individual member mineral of the Garnet group. Pure orange Spessartite is not common; reddish, brownish or yellowish tints are frequent. Its most desirable color is a fiery-red with slight orange tints. Spessartite has an exceptionally high refractive index, giving cut Spessartite gemstones a special brilliance.