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 of color with every pocket produced.
The unique pinkish orange to orangey pink color of Lotus Garnet makes it an exceptional substitute to Padparascha sapphire, Morganite, and Imperial topaz. Lotus Garnet is a member of the three garnet families, pyrope, spessartine, and amlandine and is usually found in conjunction with Rhodolite garnet and Spinel.
It is best viewed in sunlight and it has a slight red fluorescence which can give the appearance of color change.