Nigeria is the source of many fine gemstones, including some beautiful spessartine garnets such as this one. This garnet is a beautiful mandarin orange color, showing flashes of lighter orange and red when it’s held in the hand. While it has a small amount of tiny inclusions, this is fairly typical for spessartine garnet and they are almost impossible to see in the hand without a 10x loupe–it’s an eye-clean gemstone.
The garnet is faceted in a custom rectangle cushion design; the result is a glittering beauty of a gem. The gem weighs 1.27 carats and measures 6.7 x 5.1 x 4.1 mm. It would make quite a statement as the center stone of a unique ring!