Spessartine - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Spessartine Last updated : September 23, 2019 11:12 AM

Traditionally known as the stone of garnet, Spessartine is an uncommon gemstone that is not much known to the mankind. The energizing and warm radiations of the fiery reddish-orange color give strength to the wearer and impact in the wearer the willingness to help others.

Spessartine is known to enhance the analytical process of the mind and lets the person have a more rational approach towards life. It instils creativity in the one who wears it, and gives the power to one to chase and fulfil his dreams. Spessartine is known to especially work towards one’s aspirations, dreams, and objectives in life. Spessartine is considered to be a valuable stone for writers, dancers, actors, and artists, all those who are in some or the other way related to creativity, and are surrounded by creative realm.

Spessartine has received its name from the Spessart district of Bavaria, in Germany.

Where is Spessartine found?

The noteworthy sources of Spessartine are Nigeria, Namibia, China, Brazil, Tanzania, Kenya, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Pakistan, and the U.S.

Healing Properties

Benefits of Spessartine

  • Physical Healer

Spessartine is supposed to be advantageous for boosting fertility and is good for both male and female reproductive systems. It enhances sex drive as well. Spessartine is also known to help the poor circulation of blood, bladder and kidney, Reynaud's disease, chilblains and other such ailments. The people, who are intolerant to some of the food products, like dairy and wheat, Spessartine is a good stone to recover their intolerance.

It also acts as an anti-depressant thereby alleviating the destructive tendencies of the person. Spessartine also balances the imbalance of calcium in the body and fortifies the immune system, heart, and small intestine. It is an excellent curative remedy for insomnia as well.

  • Emotional Healer

Spessartine initiates the analytical process in the mind making the wearer much rational towards his life and work. It facilitates one to travel in the rational dominion so that he/she ca explore himself well.  Spessartine brings the freedom in discovery.

The vibrational energy of the Spessartine garnet promotes the happiness of the person from within. It makes him feel content and satisfied with the things going on in his life. It overrides emotional factors that make the person restricted and bounded. The natural responsiveness of hunger and thirst are restored by Spessartine garnet and is hence considered good for kids.

This crystal is believed to help especially those who have difficulty in speaking in public, or those who find it difficult to express themselves in group situations, for example in the group discussion round in interviews. Spessartine is a great stone as it gives the strength to the wearer to oppress and protest against the taboos that are prevalent in the society. It allows one to be adventurous and sporting in facing the challenges that come up every day in one’s life. It provides opportunities and guides the wearer in choosing a correct path that leads to the betterment of his life.

  • Spiritual Healer

Spessartine contains a high amount of spiritual energies that forms cheerful and optimistic vibrations that spreads in the entire body at a fast pace and drives out all the negative energies. When one uses the stone, it attracts him towards it. It indicates that the wearer’s consciousness is ready to absorb and assimilate the balance and growth from within.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Spessartine Garnet heals the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra by awakening the creative energies of the body. The vibrational energies of the stone link itself with physical, mental, and artistic creativity.

The yellow colored Spessartine crystal works great on the solar plexus chakra, which bestows power and vigour to one’s will. The solar plexus chakra is the chakra that maintains the relationship. It brings one close to his family and friends. It lets one live without any fear and gives the wearer the freedom to interpret the realities and activities in the world through his own opinions and emotions.

The second chakra or the sacral chakra is also supported and healed by the Spessartine crystal. It is situated below the navel and is considered to be the life force of the body. Sacral chakra maintains the balance of energy transformation from the mind to the body, and from the body to the mind. Balanced sacral chakras give one immense pleasure and the feeling of satisfaction from everything that happens in his life and gives flexibility of going with the flow.

Spessartine Facts

Some facts about Spessartine

  • The Spessartine crystal having dark golden hue is considered to be the color and jewel of the kings, monarchs, nobles, and the sun.
  • All the variant of garnets honours Egyptian goddess of war known as Sekhmet.
  • Spessartine was considered to be the stone of the warriors as a talisman in the battles for both Muslims and Christians.
  • As an amulet, Spessartine was worn on the body to protect against poison.
  • Spessartine garnet’s variety of red, orange, and scarlet colors utilises fire energy that brings warmth, enthusiasm, and zeal in the wearer, and in the places where they are kept.

Metaphysical Properties

Spessartine is the species of a manganese aluminium garnet and is a nesosilicate. It forms in certain low-grade metamorphic phyllites, and in granite pegmatite. Spessartine can also occur in allied rocks.

On Moh’s scale of hardness, Spessartine measures 7.

Spessartine at a Glance

Cleavage None
Other Names Spessartite Garnet, Mandarin Garnet If Bright Orange
Crystal Habit Massive to crystalline
Streak White
Refractive Index Over The Limit 1.81-1.81 
Diaphaneity Transparent
Moh's scale (hardness) 7-7.5
Sources Australia, Myanmar, India, Afghanistan, Israel, Madagascar, Tanzania and the United States
Chemical formula Mn3Al2(SiO4)3
Lustre SubAdamantine
Color Orange, Brownish Orange, Yellowish Orange, Reddish Orange, Red-Orange. Never Any Purple Component.
Chakra Healing Sacral chakra, Solar plexus chakra

Spessartine Color

The spicy and warm color of Spessartine ranges from bright orange to reddish-orange to pale yellow-orange to light brownish hues. Being from the same family of garnet, Spessartine must have shades of orange in it to look different from the purplish garnet stone.

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Spessartite is mostly confused with other gemstones like topaz, fire opal etc. So can you please tell me some specification about this charm so that it will be easy for me to choose the real piece?
Reply on 7/11/14
Hi Chin,

Confusions like this may take you towards the wrong way. We appreciate your step.

Actually there are many aspects that lead you towards the right charm of your choice for this you should first go through the metaphysical properties of the gemstone.

You will accordingly be on the right destination where you will be able to differentiate the right one.

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Reply on 28/5/15
Spessartine is a very pretty stone.. i really like this stone and its healing properties...

Tysum jewelexi for the apt information..and platform to buy this amazing stone.
Reply on 30/9/15
Sara Joe
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