Garnets are one of the most interesting and complex gem species in nature, coming in a rainbow of colors and shades and consisting of more than ten different gemstones of very similar chemical makeups. Color change garnet is an especially rare and valuable member of the garnet group of gemstones. It is highly desired for its distinct ability to change color depending on the type of light source with which it is viewed.
There are a variety of other color change combinations possible, however most exhibit a brownish-green or bronze color when viewed under natural daylight, and a rose to pink color when viewed under incandescent light. To truly appreciate the full range of color change, observe them in early morning light, fluorescent light, late afternoon sunlight, incandescent light and candlelight. A singly refractive gemstone, it is surprising it has the ability to change color. The color change is due to a freak of nature in this variety of garnet. It is a pyrope-spessartine species, that changes hue based upon the source of light, not the viewing angle.
In the Chameleon Garnet Collection the lucky wearer will enjoy a range of color from bronze to pink. A gorgeous champagne colored toast to the unique color-changing abilities of this rare type of garnet. The gemstones are cluster-set to achieve a striking floral motif. Set in tarnish-free sterling silver and finished in rose-gold to perfectly offset the shades of golden bronze and dusty rose.