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Untreated Spessartite Garnet 0.43

spess garnet in natural untreated round
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$1,500.00
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0.43 Carat
Neon Yellow-Orange
Medium Dark 60
Free of Inclusions

Details:

GRADING REPORT SPE043

- Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Spessartite Garnet
- Carat: 0.43
- Shape: Round
- Measures: 4.48x4.50x2.60 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Excellent+
- Tone: MD60
- Color Zoning: None 
- Clarity: Free of Inclusions
- Cutting Grade: Excellent (precision cut) 
  - > Brilliancy: 99%
  - > Depth: 57%
- Origin: Nigeria

Treatment: None

Certificate No: IGI 279792185

Overall Grade: Excellent++

Comment: Blown away by its fire, I assumed this to be sphalerite as was noted on its baggy, but from IGI it came back as spessartite (higher value and more durable but I had to look twice). Jaw-dropping neon yellow-orange, not sparkly like sunshine but like the sun herself. Free of inclusions, precision cut, a natural indent on the back does not count as inclusion, nor is it visible from the front, or back without lens for that matter. Four and a half mm round with diamond-fire but spessartite-only color. As always, the one-in-a-thousand quality is priceless and we rather keep it than sell it for a 'simple' upper market average. That is not very democratic, or 'fair-trade' as some have requested but they misunderstand the term: It is is meant to care for those who do not get a fair share of the REVENUE, it is NOT meant for consumers who would like to get a fair share of extra fine gems without paying extra $ for them. That said, we do have compassion for those on tight budgets and kind language, so ask if you absolutely need THIS gems or any other that is beyond your means, I'm always happy to make somebody happy; and I know the great Manitou, God or the Universe, will honor my conduct when I enter the eternal mining grounds, one day hopefully not too soon. IGI report, free shipping, rainforest purchase, animal rights fight, grading papers and all you may need to enjoy your gem is included in our prices. When we get our next parcel tested at IGI, we will re-submit this gem to check for any overlooked features, perhaps more grossular or andratite in the garnet-mix. Also, I'm puzzled by the three-color-split dispersion under 'more images', and also about the fiber-looks of the inner crystal. 

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