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 rectangular blocky stone, great for weight retention
Total Weight grams: 1.64 gm
Total Weight Carats: 8.2 cts
Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 6
Notes: Some x’ed silk visible in microscope, and several darker crystals: some blue, some reflective, some dark. It is very likely all these will cut out during preforming. Please note what is written above about Dragon Garnets.
Origin: Morogoro, Tanzania
Colour: Pink in warm light, open mauve/champagne in daylight-florescent