Likened to the color of the sky while the sun is grazing across the horizon on the plains of Africa, the Mandarin Garnet embodies the color range from a subtle bright orange-yellow, to an almost rust-like, dark orange color. Upon its rediscovery in the Serengeti of Tanzania, our Mandarin Garnet, also known by the species name, Spessartine Garnet, has become a designer favorite due to its striking orange color.
Spessartine garnets carry Manganese- one of the rarest elements found naturally on Earth- and is the defining factor in this stone’s striking orange color. The lack of pleochroism in this stone becomes a favorable asset for it, as it displays the same rush of color from every direction, and can hold many faceted shapes favorably. Mandarin garnet is naturally beautiful, and does not go through any treatments.
Our Sharing The Rough Collection is a way for us to share with you elements of the Earth in all it’s beauty. Each gemstone personifies, not only the story of the rough that it came from, but the story of all aspects of mother nature that sculpted it into existence. The colors are vivid, the stones are rare, and every gem is responsible for weaving stories together.
So, whether you prefer to catch the sunrise or the sunset- the ombré of red, orange, and yellow that cascades across the sky embody the color spectrum of this stunning gemstone. These colors can evoke a sense of jubilant warmth, and symbolizes what is at the heart of nature- the sun.