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Change Color Garnet Gem Information
Color-changing garnet is a particularly scarce and precious member of the garnet group of gems. It' s very popular because of its distinctive capability to change colour according to the kind of lighting fixture it is used. Color change is often wrongly confused with pleasure, i.e. with the capability to show different color according to perspective, while the phenomenon of color change does not depend on the perspective.
Colour change garnet is a mixture of garnet and pyropic garnet and can in many cases also contain residues of granularite or almandin. Using color-changing garnet, the color change can be quite dramatically intense and often exceed that of the subtle alexanderite. When garnet is seen under normal sunlight, most color changes will show a brownish-green or bronzed color, but when seen under glowing sunlight, it will appear rosy to rosy in color.
Many other colour change combination are available. To truly appreciate the full spectrum of garnet color change, samples should be viewed under different illumination settings, which include early dawn sunlight, dusk sunlight, dusk sunlight, fluorescent sunlight and bulb illumination or candles. In theory, the garnet group consists of two minerals - the aluminium silicate, which consists of pyrop, alpandite and pessartite; and the calcium silicate, which consists of ufarovite, granularite and andradit.
Most of the difference between these members are small deviations in color, densities and refraction index. Although they are different types with very different composition, all garnet types have the same crystalline structure: rhomboid dodecahedral, twelve-sided garnet-faces. It is the trademark of all garnet gems and minerals .
Apart from its capacity to change colour, the garnet is similar in colour to the Malaya (Malaia) garnet. Colour-changing garnet can be differentiated slightly from other garnets when observed under different lights. Color-changing garnet can sometimes be confused with Alexandriite, but can be differentiated slightly by its pronounced hard.
It is also rare to find alexandrite in bigger size, often less than half a ct, while color-changing garnet is often found in size far above one ct. Garnet gems are a relatively abundant group formed in heavily transformed rock and magmatic formation under extreme high pressures and temperature.
Today East Africa, especially the Umba Valley in Tanzania, is the world' s largest producer of colour exchange grenades. Colour change garnet from East Africa is a mixture of esparartite, granularite and different proportions of alandandine or apricot. Colour change is typical greenish-yellow to tan in transmissive and purple with reflective fluorescence lighting; the colour changes from reddish-orange to ruddy in tungsten lighting.
Large pyropen of dessartite appear usually bright blue-green under backlight and purple-purple under reflective fluorescence lighting; in the case of tungsten lighting, the colour changes from bright redd to magenta. Ceylon (Sri Lanka) is known for producing a delicate fabric that changes from dark grey, dark grey or dark grey (daylight) to reddish-violet (incandescent light). Several of the best color-changing grenades are extracted in Bekily in southern Madagascar.
As is well known, this delicate fabric has a very marked colour change from greenish-brown to reddish-pink. There may be different tones of yellow and white. Idaho garnet is usually a mixture of garnet according to colour change and almandin and pyrop garnet according to content. It is famous for its reddish to purple colour change.
It is known that Norway produces a colour change garnet, which changes strongly from purple (daylight) to bordeaux-white ("incandescent light") and purple-red to blue-green. Norwegian crystal is usually quite small and often weighs less than 1 karat, but is appreciated for its Alexandrite-like coloration. Colour change Garnet changes the colour depending on the lamp.
During the day, the garnet colour change may appear garnet-grey, and in some cases even darker. Colours can appear similar to those of mercury under the glow lamp. In the case of candles, the colour change garnet can show a profound, almost blood-like colour. Further possible colour combination are reddish-orange to ruby-brown, greenish-yellow to rosa-red, bright redd to violet-red and bluish-green to pale violet-lilac.
Colour change is a very uncommon event that only occurs on a few gemstones. Color change capability is present in uncommon individuals that have developed two translucence images (instead of one) of approximately the same magnitude. But a gem that will absorb all luminous frequency except blues and reds will appear blues when the lightsource is bright in blues and reds when the lightsource is bright in reds.
Flourescent lighting is bright in the blues, while bulbs and illuminated candles are bright in the reds. There is a very broad range of sunlight across most visuals. Colour change Garnet is usually translucent, but garnet inclusion is usual in some other garnets. Exquisite examples show a glassy, glassy sheen once they have been ground and buffed.
Color-changing garnet is usually facetted to maximise its color shifting capability. As most garnet gems, the color-changing garnet is not known to be in any way improved or improved. Colour: Pale blue, violet under clear blue lights; pale reddish to violet and rose under tungsten lights. Pomegranate group of gems is one of the most important in the gemstone business.
Grenade/Garnet is best known for its classical shape of the gem, but can also be found in various other colours, among them verdant, bluish, brown, lilac and more. Because of garnet sediments that build up in dispersed places all over the globe, there are a number of other gems that can be confused with garnet.
Though there are only six types of garnet, there are several different types of gemstones. The reason for this is that garnet very often develops with more than one type of minerals. Indeed, garnet is very rare in its purest state. Aster garnet, pyrop garnet, almandine-garnet, rhodolith garnet, dessartite, granularite, tsavorit garnet, demantoide garnet and malaia (Malaya) are among the most favoured garnet flavor.
Hydrogarnet, andradit garnet, melanite, capacolith, uravovite, mali garnet, hesonite garnet, leuko garnet and umbalite are among the less known garnet species. Pomegranates " comes from the Roman term "garanatus", which means "seedy", in relation to fruits of pomegranates. Though the differentiation of the colour change of the garnet species is relatively new, garnet rocks have generally been known for millennia.
Greeks thought that garnet was protecting their kids from the effects of flooding, and it was thought to be a strong antidote to it. It records garnet as a rock that shines on the 4th heaven. Hebrews and Christians relate to garnet as one of the twelve rocks nestled in Aaron's breast plate, and it has also been said that Noah used a grenade lamp to guide his arch securely through the dark nights.
Grenade is a traveler's rock. A lot of brave explorers and explorers were known to wear garnet for cover. Shell has often been used to relieve mental stress and free individuals from unpleasant nights. From a physical point of view, the colour change should relieve garnet inflammation, vascular varices, back pain and hepatic diseases and should help to avoid bleeding. The garnet is the Aquarius gem and the officially contemporary gemstone for January.
Garnet is also the planet rock for Mars, Mercury and Pluto. Colour change garnet is perfect for any kind of jewellery use. As all garnet gems, it has an outstanding toughness, lustre and stability. Maybe best of all, it is quite affordable, in comparison to other common jewellery gems.
Colour change garnet is perfect for ordinary collars, chains, bracelets, broaches, pens and more. One of the rarities of color changing garnet tends to draw high-end jewellery design rather than principal jewellery applica[ Read Because garnet is one of the officially recognized stones of birth, it is still one of the most sought after coloured gems on the marked.
Please note: Buy coloured gems by height and not by karatwight. Coloured bricks differ in relation to height and weigth. Colour change garnet can be washed with hot tap running hot and a soft bar of laundry liquid. Though garnet color change is quite long-lasting, it is still advisable that jewellery be away before you engage in strenuous bodily activity, such as movement or sport.
If you keep garnet stones, put them in a piece of paper towel or in a cloth-lined jewellery case.