Discover the reasons of the color change in garnets and what happened to garnet throughout history.
The Reasons of The Color Change in Garnets
The effect of color shift is caused by a comparatively strong presence of vanadium or chromium in the crystal matrix of the garnet. A color Change gem absorbs wavelengths of light in the areas where these types of light differ the most. Thus, if light with varying qualities reaches such a stone, it will reveal different colors.
In order to understand the full spectrum of color variations of these stones, it is important to view the stones under early morning light, fluorescent light, late afternoon sunlight and incandescent light.
Details of this stone: Shape & Cut: Oval Stone type: Garnet Weight (cts): 2.13 Dimensions (mm): 8.60x6.30x4.60 Color: Color Change (Greyish Pink to Blueish-Green) Treatment: None Origin: Tanzania Certified: No Single/pair: Single LxWxH: 8x6x4 mm
What Happened To Garnet Throughout History?
Remnants of garnet accessories can be traced back as early as the Bronze Age. They were used as gemstones but also abrasives back in the days. Other examples date back to 3100 BC when the Egyptians used garnets as ornaments in their jewelry and #carvings. Recent excavations at Egyptian burial sites revealed garnet necklaces decorating the necks of mummified pharaohs. The Egyptians also said that garnets were the symbol of life.
Garnets were very popular during the Roman Era during the 3rd and 4th centuries. Actually, in Rome, it was common for noble apostles to have carved signet rings made of garnet. Signet rings often included intaglios of the garnet used to seal the wax and protect valuable documents.
Color-change Garnet 2.17 cts
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