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Color Change Garnet | All About This Gemstone

limz Published On Fri Mar 20 2020   Modified On Fri Mar 20 2020
Color Change Garnet | All About This Gemstone

Among all the other gemstones, Color Change Garnet is the most unique, rare, and interesting gemstone. Most of these gemstones are composed of pyrope and spessartite. It can be sometimes easily confused with Alexandrite as they look the same. 

As Color Change Garnet is the variety of Garnet, it can be worn by the people born in January.

Let us learn more about Color Change Garnet.


Color Change Garnet is the rare and valuable member of the Garnet group of gemstone that exhibits an isometric crystal system. Most of these stones can be found with the presence of almandine and grossular Garnets in a small amount. These beautiful stones can open up and balance the base, sacral, solar plexus, and heart chakras. It helps to bring serenity, revitalize energy, inspire love and devotion, stimulate vitality, remove inhibitions, and enhance one's creativity.

Origin and History

Blue Color Change Garnet.
Blue Color Change Garnet.
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Color Change Garnet was believed to be first discovered in 1998 in Madagascar. As its name suggests, this name was given for the type of Garnets that has the ability to change colors under different lighting conditions. Since its discovery, it has been highly valued and used as a gemstone throughout the world.

Formation Process



The chemical formula of Color Change Garnet is [Mg3 + Mn3]AL2(SIO4) - Manganese aluminum silicate. These stones have a hardness of 7-7.5 according to the Mohs scale.


There are no known types of Color Change Garnet.

Colors Available

Pyrope Color Change Garnet.
Pyrope Color Change Garnet.
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  • Light-Bluish
  • Green
  • Purple under white light
  • Light Red to Purplish
  • Pink under incandescent light

Mines Available

  • Sandy Mine, New Mexico, USA
  • Ireland's Garnet Mine, New South Wales, Australia
  • Saranovskii Mine, Permskaya Oblast, Russia
  • Sedalia Copper Mine, Colorado, USA

Cost Per Carat

The cost of Color Change Garnet can vary anywhere from $80 to $180 according to its cut, color, clarity, and quality.


Color Change Garnets can be used as a gemstone in various forms of jewelry and ornamental objects.

Spiritual Properties

  • Color Change Garnets helps to lead life in a good direction, increase your self-confidence, purify all kinds of energy, and encourage gratitude to others.
  • These beautiful stones can increase the metabolism, detoxify and purify the blood, assist with regeneration, strengthen the survival instinct, and improve circulation.
  • It also helps to soothe emotional pain, reduce insecurity, improve one's luck, boost confidence, enhance positivity, and promote courage and hope.


Color Change Garnet Necklace.
Color Change Garnet Necklace.
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  • Color Change Garnet exhibits a cubic-rhombic or tetrahedron crystal structure.
  • The ability for these stones to change its color is highly mistaken for pleochroism.
  • These stones are typically a hybrid mix of spessartite and pyrope Garnet.
  • It has a vitreous luster and a density of 3.65-4.20.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Maison Birks, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • H. Samuel, London, England
  • Garnet Jewelry, Austin, Texas, USA

Online Stores

  • Hannoush Jewelers, Syracuse, New York, USA
  • Gem Gazer, London, UK

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