SPESSARTITE GARNET (NIGERIA) – SUGARLOAF CABOCHON 6.17 CT.
This large (6.17 ct.) Nigerian spessartite garnet sugarloaf cabochon is priced at only $64/ct. It measures approx. 9.6 X 10.5 X 5.8 MM, a distinctive ring or pendant size. As can be seen, it has typical spessartite inclusions which add to its desirable “glow” by diffusing light passing through it. The body color is slightly reddish orange and the cut allows light to illuminate the stone’s interior with a moving pure Mandarin orange “moonstone” effect – very desirable but hard to capture in still images. It has a glassy polish on all surfaces. January Birthstone. (All uses, N)