bright orange when pure, dark orange to red due to iron (gem quality crystals are uncommon) Spessartites or Spessartines are not often cut into gemstones; this is probably due more to a lack of promotion than rarity, they are sold as tumbled stones and beads. These focus on productivity in the home; excellent for anyone whose career is in the home; strengthens happiness and contentment. These gemstones vibrate at a very high rate, which imparts a willingness to help others and strengthens the heart. Spessartine enhances analytical process and your rational mind. It is considered and antidepressant as well as suppressant of nightmares.