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: 1.05 gm
Total Weight Carats: 5.2 cts
Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 6
Notes: Some light x’ed silk visible in microscope, but otherwise clean internally. Some deeper surface chatter
Origin: Morogoro, Tanzania
Colour: Pink in warm light, open mauve/champagne in daylight-florescent