Color change garnet is especially difficult to photograph. Not only does the color change as a
result of illumination under different kinds of light sources but, it also varies as a result of
geographical location and time of day. Pictures also appear to differ because of technological
obstacles like screen and graphic resolutions. We try to minimize the variations and display
photographs which represent our best efforts at trying to show the most accurate colors with the
equipment available to us.
The color of the color change garnets is primarily a function of the time of day and the type of lighting. Light is measured by color temperature. Cool daylight above 6200K will highlight the blue or green colors while warm daylight around 3500K will make the stones appear red. In our images, we use fluorescent and incandescent lights to highlight the color change. Early morning light will make the stones look greenish or bluish while afternoon light will make them appear red. You can also look online for color temperature charts to how weather effects color temperature.