Known as the Garnet of the Sun, Spessartine is one of the lesser-known and rarer varieties of Garnet. Its energizing warmth radiates in shades of dark gold, orange, scarlet and deep red. Orange Spessartine Garnet brings joy and friendship, pleasure, and family togetherness. It is a happy and sharing stone, integrating the parts of our communal lives, bringing things and people together. It is a stone of physical pleasure and intimacy. In lighter shades, Orange Garnet promotes companionship and affection, while the darker crystals deepen the sense of belonging and home.Spessartine brings a calmness and focus to any effort. Use it when needed, if you are suffereing from a lack of concentration.
The vivid orange or reddish orange garnet is known as spessartite or spessartine, with the name derived from Spessart, Bavaria in Germany where the mineral was first discovered.Today most spessartite originates from Africa.
Spessartite is one of the finest Garnet considered to be collectors choice.