Malaya Garnet Beads Manufacturers & Wholesaler
The term malaya garnet refers to the unusual appearance of these garnets, and has nothing to do with the country of malaysia. Most of these gemstone are mined in tanzania and madagascar. This researcher considers malaya garnet to be primarily a variety of pyrope that has unusual colours red, pinkish red, pink, brownish pink, orange, orangery red and even near colourless. Malaya garnet gemstone beads are often lighter in tone that standard pyrope gems, and these lighter malaya garnet gemstone often exhibit colour shift and colour change when viewed under incandescent light. Malaya garnet are generally classified by gia as belonging to the pyrope spessartite species, but our study shows that the majority contain significant amount of all 3 end members (pyrope, almandine and spessartite), while fewer are either pyrope almandines or pyrope spessartite. Other researchers who have performed chemical analyses on malaya garnet using an electron microprobe report that a small amount of grossular (under 5%) is also commonly present. Generally, the graph points of imperial malaya garnet are centrally located on the pyralspite ternary, indicating a mixture of pyrope, almandine and spessartite, with pyrope as the primary component. Some light pink malaya garnet froom tanzania fluoresce pink or red under longwave ultraviolet light due to chromium, as does the oval malaya garnet pictured below. This contradicts other unique resources, which describe malaya garnet as inert to uv light. Malaya garnet with orange body colour (due to spessartite content) are far less common in the marketplace than reddish stones. Orange malaya garnet gem can be orangey red, pure orange, brownish orange, pale orange, and near colourless with just a hint of orange. Some orangey red malaya garnet will shift colour to brownish orange when viewed under fluorescent light.