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 and large blocky pebble, good for weight retention
Total Weight grams: 2.0 gm
Total Weight Carats: 10.0 cts
Dimensions: 12 x 10 x 9
Notes: Some light x’ed silk visible in microscope, but appears otherwise clean internally. Some deeper surface chatter-brain garnet
Origin: Morogoro, Tanzania
Colour: Pink in warm light, open mauve/champagne in daylight-florescent