Champagne garnets always strike me a rather magical with their light open tone and color change. These are all from a parcel of alluvial pebbles from Morogoro, Tanzania. We tested them with the Raman and they came back as a combination of spessartine, almandine & pyrope, making them imperial garnets, but it should be noted that they are not UV reactive so you won’t find hidden Dragon Garnets among them.
Total Weight grams: 1.71 gm
Total Weight Carats: 8.59 cts
Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 6
Notes: Light x’ed silk visible in microscope, some light sugar visible through visor but hard to see with naked eye Also, 2-4 dark crystals, all but one will certainly be removed in preforming, the last is likely to cut out, depending on design
Origin: Morogoro, Tanzania
Colour: Pink in warm light, open mauve/champagne in daylight-florescent