Similar to alexandrite, this gemstone exhibits a splendid color-change effect, shifting from shades of brown to orange under various light sources.
Bekily color change garnets were discovered in 1990 and are a fairly new addition to the garnet family. These garnets are rare fusion of pyrope and spessartite and contain chromium and vanadium, which produce the color change. It is without cleavage but holds a high refractive index. Acquiring it at sizes larger than one carat is extremely rare.
The Bekily color change garnet is from Bekily, Madagascar. The polychromatic garnet was discovered in the 1990s at the Bekily mines and this garnet exhibits spectacular color transformations similar to those of alexandrite gemstones.
We only sell 100% natural Bekily garnets. There is no dying or chemical or heat treatment of any kind on the gems.