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.
This is a wonderful blocky stone, great for weight retention
Total Weight grams: 1.25 gm
Total Weight Carats: 6.2 cts
Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 7
Notes: Some very light x’ed silk is visible in the microscope, otherwise clean, a little surface chatter that will be trimmed out when cutting and will not effect yield
Origin: Morogoro, Tanzania
Color: Pink in warm light, open mauve/champagne in daylight-florescent