2.38 ct. California Spessartite
Color: Medium Dark Slightly Reddish-Orange
Clarity: Eye Clean
Origin: San Diego Co., California
Cut: Custom Cushion
Measurements: 8 x 6.4 mm
A superb stone from an outstanding US locale - the famed Little Three Mine In San Diego county. The outstanding precision cut is particularly striking in combination with the deep and distinctive color. This is the Little Three Mine at its best - larger, clean gems where never common and this was in the period when Spessartite from any locale in the world was somewhat unusual. Though it is somewhat overlooked now, there was a long period where these stones were the world standard for Spessartite. A small operation, the mine’s emphasis was always on specimens (not on cutting rough) and Spessartite was unusual even here, Topaz being far more common. Great size and simply a lovely and historic old Ramona stone of the highest quality.