Spessartite Garnet Value

Start an IGS Membership today for full access to our price guide (updated monthly).

Almandine Garnet - Top Color: oR, R, PR, rP 6/4

All Sizes
Almandine
to /ct

Almandine/Pyrope Garnet Blend (Mozambique) - Red-Brown Colors

All Sizes
Mozambique
to /ct

Rhodolite (Almandine/Pyrope Blend) - Fine Color: rP, PR 6/5

.5 to 1 carat
Faceted
to /ct
Cabochons
to /ct
1 to 10 carats
Faceted
to /ct
Cabochons
to /ct
10 carats plus
Faceted
to /ct
Cabochons
to /ct

Andradite - Fine Color: G 5/4

All Sizes
Andradite
to /ct

Demantoid Garnet

to 1 carat
Demantoid
to /ct
1 to 3 carats
Demantoid
to /ct

Grossular Garnet

.5 to 1 carat
Mint Green (Merelani)
to /ct
Yellow/Orange
to /ct
Yellow/Green
to /ct
Other Colors
/ct
1 to 5 carats
Mint Green (Merelani)
to /ct
Yellow/Orange
to /ct
Yellow/Green
to /ct
Other Colors
/ct to /ct
5 carats plus
Mint Green (Merelani)
to /ct
Yellow/Orange
to /ct
Yellow/Green
to /ct
Other Colors

Hessonite Garnet - Fine Color: yO 4/5

All Sizes
Hessonite Garnet
to /ct

Tsavorite Garnet - Fine Color: G 6/5

.5 to 1 carat
Tsavorite
to /ct
1 to 2 carats
Tsavorite
to /ct
2 carats plus
Tsavorite
to /ct

Mali Garnet (Andradite/Grossular Blend)

All Sizes
Mali Garnet
to /ct

Malaya (Malaia) Garnets

.5 to 1 carat
Malaya (Malaia) Garnets
to /ct
1 to 5 carats
Malaya (Malaia) Garnets
to /ct
5 carats plus
Malaya (Malaia) Garnets
to /ct

Pyrope - Fine Color: R 6/5

1 carat plus
Pyrope
/ct

Chrome Pyrope

All Sizes
Chrome Pyrope
to /ct

Spessartite Reds

.5 to 3 carats
Little 3 Mine
to /ct
African
to /ct
Darker reds
to /ct
3 to 6 carats
Little 3 Mine
to /ct
African
to /ct
Darker reds

Mandarin Garnet - Orange - Fine Color: O 4/5

All Sizes
Mandarin Orange
to /ct

Uvarovite

10 carats plus
Druzy
to /ct

Star Garnet

All Sizes
4 Ray Star
to /ct
6 Ray Star
to /ct

Color Change Garnet

.5 to 1 carat
Africa
to /ct
United States
to /ct
1 to 6 carats
Africa
to /ct
United States
to /ct

Cabochons

All Sizes
Common Red to Purple
to /ct
View Almandine Garnet Profile

The International Gem Society (IGS) has a list of businesses offering gemstone appraisal services.

Before the discovery of mandarin garnets in the 1990s, bright, orangish reds were the most valuable spessartite colors. These came most famously from Ramona, California and Amelia County, Virginia in the United States. These spessartites remain very rare and valuable.

faceted spessartite - Ramona, California

Spessartite, 2.86 cts, Ramona, California. Photo © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.

“Aurora red,” a highly saturated reddish orange hue with medium to medium-dark tone, is also a prized color for spessartites.

spessartite and diamond ring

White gold ring with an oval-cut spessartite garnet in a claw setting, between trios of single-cut diamonds. Photo courtesy of liveauctioneers.com and Cheffins.

However, mandarins, also rare, are very much in demand and can exceed other spessartites in price. Mandarins have purer orange hues.

mandarin spessartite garnet - Nigeria

Oval-cut spessartite (mandarin) garnet, 2.68 cts, 8.5 x 7.3 x 5.0 mm, Nigeria. © ARK Rare Gems. Used with permission.

Most spessartites, especially orange ones, have eye-visible inclusions.

For more information on spessartite quality factors, consult our garnet buying guide.