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.