Glowing with an incomparable radiance, a spessartite garnet weighing approximately 10.00 carats displays its enchanting color in this pendant necklace. The vibrant “mandarin” hue of the stone has an undeniable romantic appeal that is enhanced by its exquisite heart-shaped cut. Requiring perfect symmetry, the heart shape is one of the most difficult gemstone designs for cutters to master. Only the most talented experts can create the shape to perfection. Set in classic 18K white gold, the heart-shaped jewel is accentuated by a charming openwork chevron design of diamonds.
Only just discovered in the 1990s, the spessartite garnet derives its name from the city of Spessart in Bavaria, Germany, where it was found. The gem was originally favored only by a handful of jewelers and gemstone connoisseurs due to the rarity of specimens of gem quality, color and clarity. Before long, this unique garnet variety began to garner the attention of the international market, especially for its intense coloration and excellent refractive rating, which make this jewel sparkle in even scant light conditions.
Pendant: 1" length
Chain: 16" lengthClick here to view a video of this item.