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Spessartite or Spessartine Garnet

A Type Of Garnet That Is Rare


Not all garnets are red, this might surprise many gem lovers. Spessartite is a type of garnet that is much rarer than red garnet. This gem is known by another name too and that, is spessartine garnet. You will most likely know that the birthstone for the month of January is garnet. When jewelry buyers think of garnet as a birth stone, the presume that red garnet is the only choice that they have. Being a variety of garnet, the spessartine garnet gem can also be worn as a January birthstone. The price difference between red garnet and spessartite garnet is fairly substantial. Combine this with the fact that there are is much less of spessartine garnet as compared, to red garnet and you will understand why buyers choose red garnet. A place named Spessart is from where this gorgeous gem gets it's name. Nigeria and Namibia are the main commercially viable sources for spessartite. In recent years, the Namibian mines have started to show high rates of depletion. Spessartite from Nigeria is helping to keep supply active.

Spessartite garnet has some very specific properties that make it a rather glamorous gem. Besides a nice orange based color range, spessartine garnets also have an impressive refractive index. If you look at a fine spessartite garnet gem stone and see a brilliant scattering of color almost as if, it is gushing out of the gem you have formed the right impression of the stone. The high refractive of the index of spessartite is a little less than that of diamond, but is yet sufficient to create a stunning color spurt.

As mentioned above the basic color of spessartite garnets is orange. This color range can begin with a crisp orange, step into the reddish-orange zone and extend right up to a deep red gem with little or no visibility of orange. The manganese content in spessartine garnet imparts the orange color to the stone. The red tones step in as the iron content in the gem increases, this is in the form of almandine. You might come across spessartite gems that are a deep red color. Such pieces can be very attractive if they are not very dark, they should ideally show red even in normal daylight. In any case if you dreamt of getting a spessartine garnet stone with a nice pure orange color, it would be a good idea to stay away from those that are have more pronounced shades of red.

Natural inclusions in spessartite are common, small amount of inclusions help scatter the light that shines on the gem adding to it's brilliance. However spesssartine with too many inclusions would have a reduced value. When it comes to spessartite gems that are 5mm or less, eye clean or very near eye clean is what you should be going for. Most inclusions in this gem are present in the form of spots, leave gems with cracks and chips alone.

Durability is always an important issue when deciding on a gemstone purchase. On the hardness front, spessartite scores a healthy 7 to 7.5. Fortunately a few simple suggestions are all you need to follow to keep, your spessartite gem or jewel in good condition. Do not use steaming to clean spessartite gemstone jewelry. Another good practice which should really be followed for all gemstone jewelry, is to keep each jewel separated from the others. You do not want your spessartine gem stone to hit against other jewels and get damaged. Many gem stone experts believe that, using an ultrasonic cleaner to clean spessartite gemstone jewelry does no damage to the gem. However there is a possibility that some of the inclusions in the stone contain moisture, an ultrasonic cleaner would affect the gem stone in such cases.  

Kaisilver procures spessartite garnet directly from the mines. We are therefore able to ensure that no color or clarity enhancing treatment is applied to the gemstone. You can order spessartite gemstones in the shape and size that you require. Your loose gemstone order need not be huge, we welcome even a small single piece order. While you can order just the loose spessartite gems from us, we are also the leading online custom jewelry provider with buyers in more than 17 nations.

Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.

 

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to sales@kaisilver.com provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S

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