A new color change garnet has been discovered in the Taita Taveta Region of Kenya. This blue garnet is a new find outside of the small amounts coming out of Madagascar. Less then 5% of production of all the color change and color shift garnets rival the finest alexandrites from Russia and Brazil. These include blue/green to red/purple color changes. Much of the materials do have some rutile or hematite inclusions which are typical of the umba river valley color change garnets in Tanzania found to the south of this new discovery.
The uniqueness of this new blue-green color change garnet is that each stone is in fact an individual stone. Having chemically analyzed this new color change garnet, each single stone differs from the next in the chemical formula in creation such color change itself, by replacement minerals , all being in different proportions as well. Each stone is an truely individual stone and work of art with dazzling colors in sunlight as well as in other light sources.
To see pictures of the mining and also the color change garnets go to http://www.roskingemnews.com and see Kenya’s new color change garnets.