Blue colour-change Garnet, faceted, Bekily, Madagascar. 1.18 carats. (Video) ** SOLD **

Product code: GRCC596
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An extremely rare colour-change gemstone from Bekily, Madagascar.

This highly sought-after Garnet variety, a member of the Pyrope-Spessartine series, has a remarkable colour-change effect, turning from blue in daylight to a vivid violet-red in incandescent illumination (image 2).

The stone has a few visible inclusions, the rod-like growth features which are characteristic of the gems from this locale (see magnified image 5).

Unlike the gem on offer here, very few stones with a genuine blue colour are found, most exhibiting a greenish-blue colour in daylight. 

To see a short video of the startling colour change effect on YouTube, please use this link:

weight:  1.18 carats
shape:   Mixed oval cut
dimensions:   7.50 x 5.49 x 3.40 mm
treatment:  None

Technical specifications

Product Code GRCC596
Weight 0.02kg

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