0.97 ct. Malagasy Color Change Garnet

Color:  Dark Very Slightly Bluish-Green / Purple Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Bekily, Madagascar Cut:  Oval Mixed
Treatments:  None Measurements:  6.1 x 4.5 mm

Malagasy Garnets are capable of some of the most dramatic changes of color that are possible in the entire species.  These began to come out over a decade ago and we see fewer and fewer each year.  The very distinct and complete change of color goes from a very slightly bluish green in daylight to a purple under incandescent light - the classic 'alexandrite' change.  The only is with these is, and always has been, there dark tone.  They do require a fair bit of light to be brilliant, but the change is just so striking that we have to forgive them.  This is an eye clean example - just a few needles under 10x - with a complete and attractive change.  Rare.

$185 total