4.50 ct. Russian Demantoid Garnet, VVS (near flawless, horsetail in back at 10X mag.) Top Dispersion Higher Than Diamond
A Truly Spectacular Russian Demantoid Garnet
4.50 Carat, Russian, Demantoid Garnet, VS, #4 Color, Dispersion Is Higher Than Diamond. This gem has a rare certification by the, University of Moscow Gemological Department. The University of Moscow knows more about Demantoid than any other gem certification experts. The beautiful, blue and silver multi page, certification booklet is printed in English and Russian. These certifications in todays political climate will likely be rare and hard to obtain. Full Appraisal By Ouellet & Lynch (Titanic Recovered Jewels & Smithsonian Colored Gem Exhibit Appraisers). This gem is 1 of the top Demantoid Garnets on the global market at any given time and remains in the top 5 consistently .
Top Gem On Global Market
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Shape -Round Brilliant, cut by a top Russian gem-cutters entrusted with these world class, large, high-quality demantoid garnets that dazzled Louis Comfort Tiffany when the Russian Czar's Royal Collection was sold by Tiffany & Co. in 1919.
Color -#4 Less than 10% yellow undertone which allows for highest dispersion, truly higher than diamond. The gem explodes into multi-color flashes in full sun, sending out flashes of blue, red, green, orange etc. The VS clarity gives it a beautiful green color in lower light with a single horsetail inclusion at 10X magnification. #4 color is the best color for 100% brilliance and dispersion in very large Demantoid like this gem.
NOTE ON CERTIFICATIONS AND APPRAISAL -A top gemologist and appraiser David Lynch felt there are less than 4 demantoid's of this size, color and quality on the global market at any given time, (sometimes none are available at this size and quality. A multipage report by Ouellet & Lynch was generated and will come with the gem along with the beautiful blue and silver bound certification booklet from The University of Moscow.
Clarity - VS, Horsetail Inclusion Visible At 10X Magnification from back of gem, Eye Clean, Excellent. Top Fire, 100% Brilliance
Measurements - See Appraisal or Certification photo included in photo section.
Origin - Russian Ural Mountains
Ouellet & Lynch appraise colored gems for the Smithsonian's traveling and home exhibits and appraised all of the gems recovered from the S.S. Titanic.
“If Russia, nationalizes the gem mines the pricing will go yet higher, and the obtainability will be greatly impeded.” The conflict in Ukraine has also skyrocketed the price of this gem and made them difficult to obtain.
Russian cutters are chosen and trained from an early age. Gems are precision round brilliant of fine quality and on occasion a cushion cut. Truly, hand cut gems by masters of a dying art in gem cutting.