Spessartine Garnet - Pear
This stone is an excellent example of what Spessartine garnet should look like. It has a brilliant Orange color, is Eye-Clean and weights 4.57 cts. It's proportions are excellent, as is the cut, and it measures 10.5 mm x 8.5 mm x 6.5 mm. Purchase the stone on it's own or contact us about turning this into a jewelry piece that you will treasure forever.
Hardness and toughness
Depending on type, garnet hardness ranges from 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. For example, almandine, pyrope, spessartine, and tsavorite are on the harder side while demantoid is a bit softer.
Garnets have fair to good toughness, making them durable enough for all jewelry styles as long as they are treated with the proper care. Garnets should not be subjected to any hard blows or rough wear.
Garnets are stable to light and chemicals. They can be attacked by hydrofluoric acid.
Warm soapy water is always safe for cleaning garnets. The ultrasonic cleaner is usually safe except for stones that have fractures. Steam cleaning is not recommended.