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Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

21 May 2024 next article

Mandarin Garnet, a burning fire on your fingers!

Dear Gem enthusiasts,


This new “Gem Stories” is all about one of our all time favorite gem: the Spessartine Garnet, also known as Mandarin Garnet in the trade. Its flamboyant yellowish-orange, bright orange to reddish orange color reminds the beauty and warmth of a burning woodfire. This rare and sought after gem is a treasure to cherish and to use in your audacious, elegant and unique jewelry masterpieces.

Mandarin Garnet belongs to the fabulous Garnet family. This family used to be reserved to connoisseurs who valued this gem for its intense colors and high brilliance. Nowadays, this gem is sought- after on the international market because of its many fascinating assets. First, it holds a wonderful palette of intense colors such as deep grass green and fiery mint greens, mesmerizing reds and purples, canary yellows, powerful oranges and all the colors in between.


Second, Garnet crystals have a very high brilliance and a very attractive look. Third, this gem never undergoes heat or any other kinds of treatment which makes it a gem without compromise. Without mentioning its rarity, this gem is undoubtedly a treasure to value. Its beauty and those unique characteristics will surely amaze your clientèle.

 

"THIS RARE AND SOUGHT AFTER GEM IS A TREASURE TO CHERISH AND TO USE IN YOUR AUDACIOUS, ELEGANT AND UNIQUE JEWELRY MASTERPIECES."

Getting back to our beloved variety… Mandarin Garnets were first discovered in the 1990’s in Namibia. This first discovery was mind-blowing and blurred interests from many gemologists. Crystals were neon and vibrant orange with great clarity. Other sources in Nigeria were found around the same time, offering subtle yellowish orange. Supply has since then been very sporadic, making it one of the rarest gem on earth in fine qualities. Crystals are usually heavily included and allow to cut less than 1 carat gem quality.

At Taymans Fine Gems, we offer a broad range of clean Mandarin Garnets in different sizes and cutting styles. We also have some very fine 5cts+ gems available. Garnet's color specificity means that this gem is usually best set against yellow or rose gold. We are sure it will ravish your unique creations !

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