Pyro-spessartite garnet, "imperial garnet"x2: 1.2 carats

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Two gems: "imperial garnet" with color change.
Pyro-spessartite garnet / pyralspite or "imperial garnet".
Total weight: 1.2 carats
- rectangle: 0.55 carats
5.4 x 3.5 x 2.7 mm
- oval: 0.70 carats
6.1 x 4.4 x 3.1 mm
Origin: Africa.
Reference: IP14.

Pyralspite: A term grouping the names pyrope, almandine and spessartite, which are the aluminous calcium garnets.
Garnet is part of the mineral group of Nesosilicates crystallizing in the cubic crystalline system, so it is isotropic.
Hardness: 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, high strength.
Color: Pink-purple, coppery pink or orange-pink depending on the lighting.
Hardness: 7 to 7.5
Density: 3.5 to 4.3

The Pyrospesartite garnet is located between the Malaya and the color change. As the name suggests, this Garnet is a mixture of Pyrope and Spessartite. Its color is different from that of other garnets. Traces or impurities of chromium often present in the natural state gives it the faculty to change slightly of color according to the cold or hot light. Thus, the color will be perceived rather beige-pink to salmon pink (coppery) in the light of the day and will become orange-pink pronounced bright pink-orange under an incandescent lamp. Because of these beautiful shades, Malaya is increasingly sought after in high-end jewelery.
The best deposits are in East Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
The annual production of Malayas is very low, which is why it is maintaining a fairly high price level in its category. This gem is usually not treated outside of size and polishing.

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