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.
Lovely rounded pebble for an oval cut with good retention.
Total Weight grams: 1.03 gm
Total Weight Carats: 5.1 cts
Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 6
Notes: Some x’ed silk visible in microscope and in visor, and 2 surface crystals should cut out.
Origin: Morogoro, Tanzania
Colour: Pink in warm light, open mauve/champagne in daylight-florescent