Demantoid Garnet
Gems and Jewelry, 8.27 x 6.81 x 5.71 mm; 2.67 cts
Ural Mountains, Russia
Classic location for the classic material of this gem species! This is a very respectably size example of demantoid in a brilliant oval cut. It's a handsome stone that is highly desirable for its "horsetail inclusion" which both prove the species and the natural state of the stone. The color saturation is deeper than the new finds of Madagascar material we premiere above, but then again the price for these rarities has always been high due to market demand as they are considered to be "the best." Every gem connoisseur should have a representative example, and this one is a beauty that is big enough to be investible and large and sturdy enough to be wearable as well.