Wonderful bright mandarin orange color is brilliantly displayed by this fine quality Nigerian spessartite garnet. The garnet weighs 1.97 carats, measures 7.75 X 5.98 X 5.0 mm, is rated VS clarity by the dealer (eye-clean) and displays premium rich pure orange color void of any strong brown to reddish hues. Elegantly presented in a four prong heavy platinum basket the spessartite is surrounded by light to maximize its exceptional oval brilliant cut and vibrant orange flashes.
Accompanying the spessartite are round brilliant and baguette cut diamonds weighting 0.43 carats total that are bright, white, eye-clean, brilliant and SI1 GH quality. This beautiful platinum ring weighs approximately 4.6 grams and is a size 6 3/4 (please request resizing on your order form). All jewelry items are hand crafted original designs by Jill Underhill of Color Symphony Jewelers (http//www.ColorSymphony.com). All rings also include complimentary resizing. This item also includes complimentary shipping.
This gemstone (or gemstone that is part of this piece of gemstone jewelry) has been enhanced by traditional heat treatment. Traditional heat treatment is used to improve a stones color, remove color zoning/banding, and improve clarity. This treatment is considered permanent. The only way to tell if a colored stone has been treated is for the stone to be analyzed by a lab. Generally only gemstone laboratories have the equipment necessary to make a qualified judgement with any certainty.
Untreated gemstones are rare and should be verified by a lab independent of the seller. A good rule of thumb is to always assume a gemstone has been enhanced, unless valid certification from a reputable laboratory is available. No one that sells jewelry or gems should be doing appraisals, certifications, or analysis. It should always be an independent third party with no vested interest in the sale.