So you want to know more about Lotus Garnets? Yeah, we get it, they’re getting a lot of attention lately…
Unearthed in the Mahenge region of north Tanzania, lotus garnet was only recently discovered in late 2015. Found in alluvial mines, the amount of rough is unknown and each production is small and has a variation in color with every pocket produced.
The unique pinkish orange to orangey pink color of lotus garnet (see below) makes it an exceptional substitute to padparascha sapphire, morganite and imperial topaz. Lotus garnet is a member of three garnet families, pyrope, spessartine and almandine and is usually found in conjunction with rhodolite garnet and spinel.
Lotus Garnet are best viewed in sunlight and have a slight red fluorescence which can give the appearance of color change.