Spessartite Garnet Value
Almandine Garnet - Top Color: oR, R, PR, rP 6/4
Almandine/Pyrope Garnet Blend (Mozambique) - Red-Brown Colors
Rhodolite (Almandine/Pyrope Blend) - Fine Color: rP, PR 6/5
Andradite - Fine Color: G 5/4
Hessonite Garnet - Fine Color: yO 4/5
Tsavorite Garnet - Fine Color: G 6/5
Mali Garnet (Andradite/Grossular Blend)
Malaya (Malaia) Garnets
Pyrope - Fine Color: R 6/5
Mandarin Garnet - Orange - Fine Color: O 4/5
Color Change Garnet
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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.
However, mandarins, also rare, are very much in demand and can exceed other spessartites in price. Mandarins have purer orange hues.
Most spessartites, especially orange ones, have eye-visible inclusions.
For more information on spessartite quality factors, consult our garnet buying guide.