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Color Change Garnet - Gemselect

Color Change Garnet Gemselect

Color-change Garnet is a mix of spessartite and pyrope garnet and is is one of the most rare and interesting, of all precious stones. This garnet presents a color change from brownish rose in daylight to a more red in incandescent light.
The color change in garnets can be quite intense and dramatic; many specimens surpassing that of the most expensive alexandrites. In fact, color change garnets can easily be mistaken for alexandrite.
Color change gemstones are not the same as pleochroism, where gems can show different colors from different angles (like that of tourmaline or iolite). Only very rare sapphire, tourmaline, garnet and alexandrite occur as actual color change and not just pleochroic.



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Green Emeralds from Colombia - GemSelect

Review our Colombian Emeralds -Only at GemSelect


About GemSelect Emerald
Emerald is the most precious of beryl gemstones. Other popular Beryl gems include Aquamarine and Morganite.

The fantastic green color of emerald is unparalleled and in the gem trade, emeralds are considered one of the most valuable of all gems.

Emerald color is derived from impurities, typically of chromium, vanadium or both.

The most popular and valuable emeralds are those that are slightly bluish green, and a medium dark tone. Color saturation should be strong to vivid.

With Emerald, clarity is important, but inclusions are very much tolerated, unlike most other gem types. Emeralds often contain visible inclusions and / or other imperfections. Typically, these flaws are considered to be part of the unique character of each stone and most importantly, reassure the natural authenticity of the gem itself.

The video below is of a 10.03 carat Emerald from Colombia. Emeralds of this size are quite rare and we were very lucky to acquire this stone. You can see the full details of the Colombian Emerald at http://www.gemselect.com/emerald/emerald-345426.php.




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