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Gemstones - Color Change Garnet

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We have far more Unusual and Rare Color Change Garnets in Inventory that are not photographed below. Refer to our Inventory Lists to see what Color Change Garnets are currently in stock. When in these text files, look under Species: Garnet; Type: Color Change, Color Shift or Alexandrite

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Two Fancy Imperial Garnets from Africa.  We are not sure what to call this material, as garnets can be comprised of many different elements and may not fall exactly into one garnet group.  Many have characteristics of a few groups.  There is some color shifting seen under different lights and the pear shape seems to show some red on the ends, like a dichroic gemstone, but garnet is not dichroic, so this is an interesting unique feature..  Whatever garnet group this belongs to, it is unique and we only have two to offer.   The two photos above were with slightly different light sources.  Under fluorescent lights, we believe that we could call the body color a medium orange with maybe some yellow.  However one wants to describe them, we think that most people would say - Beautiful...
1.55ct Oval (minco-08-02a)
2.79ct Pear/Shield (minco-08-02b)

Two Imperial Garnets from Africa photographed under different lighting conditions.  In the top photo, the oval had to be modified to show more of the real color.  We would call the body color a dusty rose or beige color under fluorescent and under incandescent light, the color turns to more of a pink .  This is what we have seen in the past when we have had similar material.  Note that this material is not common and can be quite costly.  Larger pieces cost more and have the likelihood of having more black platelets.  We choose these two pieces from maybe 10 or so pieces.  They were chosen for not only color, but for cutting and clarity.  They are eye clean and in louping them, we don' recall seeing any black platelets, but if they are hard to find and are there, it indidates natural origin and perhaps even the location from where they were found.
1.95ct Cushion (cf-08-01)  $450/ct
2.28ct Oval  (cf-08-02)  SOLD!

4.18ct Color Shifting Garnet, dusty beige/rose to bright pinkish red
Certified as Rhodolite ; dimensions  9.90x7.68x6.24; Color described as Purple, but we think our description is more accurate  (kaek-07-01)  $2,508
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2.12ct Color Changing Garnet
The color change is from a smoky orange to a bright reddish orange dependiing on the lights.
This unusual piece is from African.    (sco-06a-01)  $848

9 pieces, 4.00cts of Color Shifting Garnet - The color is a nice pleasing light organge to orangy brown and under incandcescent lights the color comes alive even more.   $800  (eagt-95b-08p)

0.36ct Oval Natural Alexandrite-Like
Color Change Garnet
Very nice color change garnet going from an amethyst purple to a green with a hint of blue.
This one is SOLD!  But we have others!...
Note that we have a decent amount of this material stashed away from the early 1990's.  They range in weights from about 0.14cts up to about 0.75cts.  The color change is exactly like Natural Alexandrite.  

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(Visit the Individual or Parcel Gemstone Lists and search for Species = Garnet and where Type contains Alexandrite)

Unique Color Shift/Change Garnet - Madagascar
(Stocknumber:  vista-04b-01p)

Unique Color Shift/Change Garnet - Madagascar
We have a small parcel of hand picked color shifting or color change garnet from Madagascar.  The color goes from a smoky orange to a bright reddish orange.  When more than one light source (both incandescent and fluorescent) is available, one will see numerous colors flashing from the gem.  It looks something like a fine Orangy Andalusite.  There are a total of 9 pieces totalling 21.80cts - the shapes are ovals, cushions, etc.  The price is $450/ct - the average weight is about 2.4cts and therefore, the average price per stone is approximately $1,310  This is something that is unique and it is always unknown how long this material will be available.   Don't miss out - you will NOT see these in stores, tv, etc. (but then again, many of our exclusive stones cannot be offered due to their rarity).

(The above example, 2.91cts is SOLD but others available - see below)

Color Change Garnet - Example seen above.  The photos below are with a mix of lights showing off unique colors of this material!  $450/ct  (vista-04b-01p)

A -  1.86ct Square Cushion
B -   2.18ct Oval
C -  2.20ct Oval
D -  2.44ct Oval

Color Change Garnet - Example seen above.  The photos below are with a mix of lights showing off unique colors of this material!  $450/ct   (vista-04b-01p)

A -   2.69ct Cushion 
B -  2.73ct Oval

Color Change Garnets - East Africa - U.S. Faceted

This material is from East Africa and has been U.S. Faceted.  Some of the stones might have small black platelets but they are usually not eye visible.  These inclusions indicate a gemstone of natural origin and since this material is so unique and rare, it is actually better to have them so a gemologist will not initially think this is some sort of a man-made material with very unique properties!  The colors displayed depend on what type of light is available.  A number of colors may be observed if more than one light source is available.  Some of this pieces look similar to Andalusite with bright reds, oranges, green and brown flashes. 

We do have some similar material to this.  You can search our text database/inventory list for these stones:  Species = Garnet; Type = Color Change

For other color changing Garnets, you can search the inventory list for:
Species = Garnet; Type = Alexandrite-Like or Alexandrite 
Species = Garnet; Type = Color Shift(ing)

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1.32ct Color Shifting Garnet
This particular garnet has more of a color shift, changing from a dusty rose color to vivid red.  Origin - Kenya, specifically, Chafeia.  Faceted by our cutters from the rough.  $330

2.26ct Color Change Garnet, Oval , some small inclusions (eagt-03-02h)  $2,300

2.95ct Color Change Garnet, Oval  (EAGT-03-02I)  $1,623

2.17ct Color Change Garnet, East Africa,
U.S. Cut - $977   (EAGT-94-02C)  Note - the photos do not do the color change justice - not vivid color change, but noticeable, from burnt orange to red.

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  "I finally have some time to let you know that I received my order, the "Alexandrite-like" color change garnet. I was absolutely "floored" when I saw it! I put it to the test with my few Alexandrites that I have, and it put some of them "to shame". Like I told you on the phone, I only have one room in the house, the basement bathroom, where I can see the maximum color change effects. This stone is surely a WOW! I will be in touch with you in the near future to find another one, a little larger next time. I hope the quantity and quality last for quite a while. I have one question, if you have the time to answer it. Is this the pyrospessartite genus of garnet? If not, than what is its name? Thank you for your help, and the stone."
JSG - Fair Lawn, NJ

  "I found your site through an internet search not one of the industry publications that you mentioned you have been advertising in. It's a great site. I really enjoyed it, not to mention falling in love with the color change garnet!"
RJ - Massachusetts

  "The garnets arrived this morning.  Absolutely wonderful gemstones!  What a spectacular color of green - and, the brilliance is superb!  I can't wait to see them mounted!  Please let me know if you ever come across more of this rough.  I'd love to have another stone cut!"
JH - Glenside, PA