- Demantoid Garnet (New Find)
- Gems and Jewelry, 6.0 x 6.0 x 5.0 mm; 1.88 cts
- Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
A larger modified square cut (cushion cut) that is eye-clean, bright and very showy. The color on this one stone is the most apple-green (with some yellow) of any here, a very distinct shade from Russian demantoid and from others here. It stands out dramatically for this reason, even if the color is technically atypical. There were few top quality stones above 1.5 carats -- and this gem approaches the two-carat mark! A sweet stone that looks even nicer in person. From the cherry-picked collection assembled during several years of excavation by Dr. Federico Pezzotta, discoverer of Pezzottaite and the man who handled the most of these demantoids as well, we are proud and privileged to offer this unique lot of gems cut from a modern day classic find; world-class demantoids from Madagascar. The cut is very well done, bright and gorgeous.