This gorgeous bright orange spessartite garnet is very clean for this gem variety and locality–most have a significant amount of bubble inclusions that are visible with the naked eye. While the macro image shows a number of small bubble inclusions, they are all too small to be seen without a 10x loupe. The rough comes from Loliondo, Tanzania which is known for its fine spessartine garnet.
This garnet has been faceted in a modified version of the classic diamond brilliant cut, cut to “hearts and arrows” precision. The resulting gem is incredibly brilliant in the hand, like a little fireball of orange. It weighs 2.20 carats and measures 7.4 x 5.1 mm.