Spessartite Garnet, 10.19 Cts. & Colored Diamond 18K Ring, Atelier Zobel, 2002
Spessartite garnet, also called a Mandarin Garnet, ring by Atelier Zobel. This piece by the Zobel workshop belongs to the modernistic school of design. The shank is a gold sleeve that fits nearly 1.1/2 inches of the finger. The center bezel set natural Spessartite garnet weighs an estimated 10.19 cts. It displays a vivid orange/red orange color. The stone is quite bright and "eye clean" that is, only the slight inclusions can be seen under 10x power magnification. It is accented with 24 natural fancy diamonds of a yellow/orangey brown (Cognac) color. These small brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated .24 cts.
The ring is a size 6 3/4 and can be resized. It is signed with Zobel in script and 750 for 18K. The ring weighs 16.91 grams.
Spessartite Garnet was first discovered in Bavaria, Germany. Today it is found in Namibia, Nigeria Mozambique and Madagascar.
Spessartite garnets are quite rare today, especially fine examples displaying the bright vivid orange and reddish- orange. This stone displays a vivid deep orange color. Also, stones in excess of 5 cts. are rare.
Spessartite garnets are a hard and brilliant stone and devotees are frequently collectors of the gem in all forms of jewelry.
Peter Schmid is the head designer at Atelier Zobel. His designs are quite unique. He uses fine stones, and the workmanship is superb.
All items sold are accompanied by a detailed appraisal by our gemologist, as well as all original GIA certificates, if specified in listing. As always, we guarantee all of pieces, forever. Each piece of jewelry arrives in a finely gift-wrapped presentation box.