This is a spessertite and diamond ring set in 10k yellow gold. There are 3 oval spessertites bookended on either side with 2 small diamonds. The spessertite and diamond weight is approximately 1.25ctw. It is a size 8. It is new.
The garnet family of gemstones is large and varied, but spessartite garnet is no ordinary garnet. Spessartite is a brilliant gem that has a refractive index even higher than sapphire. In fact only zircon, sphene and diamond are higher on the refractive index scale.
Garnet has always been highly regarded for its good hardness (7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale) and excellent durability (it has indistinct cleavage). But the inexpensive everyday garnets -- almandine and pyrope -- tend to a dark red with a distinct brownish tone. Spessartite could not be more different. Its striking orange and orange-red color combined with tremendous brilliance make spessartite very special.
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