I just posted pics of my color changing malaya, it looks brownish in it''s gold-color version. It may just be part and parcel of how the lighting effects the look of the garnet by washing away the red?Date: 4/16/2009 4:02:09 PM
I''m questioning the color change though...doesn''t it look brownish? It''s not a pretty orange like the shifting tourmaline I have from Barry...
Ahh, that does look much better! The shift looks much more attractive now!!Date: 4/16/2009 11:54:06 PM
I retook the photos with a little less light. The first photo in the fluorescent light was not a good photo. I did retake the photo, it is primarily orange with a hint of brown. It reminds me of a hessonite garnet.
Thanks for the info! That makes sense. And it''s good to know that you are working on new photos!Date: 4/17/2009 12:19:15 AM
It was a horrible bulb and lighting setup I was using. I have switched how I take the photos as well. This is the way the stone appears to the eye. I am diffusing the light, this why the stones appear to have a lot of light in them. If you don''t diffuse the shot of the stone at all you end up with a blank looking stone. As you know when you take a photo it can be hard to get the right flash in the gem to represent what the stone looks like. I am always learning and trying to improve my photos to be true to life of the stone. Since this saves me money heh. Before the light i was using was not strong for one and the other was the bulb was not a good standard fluorescent bulb. I will try to retake the photos. As i get more time and things settle down here I will retake all of the photos. Just tons of works. Hope this helps.