1.70 ct. Russian Demantoid Garnet, VS, Round, Chrome Green With Hint of Blue, Certified, Appraised
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Gem Type - Demantoid Garnet
Weight - 1.70 carats Video available in photos.
Shape - Round with beautiful, traditional Russian cutting, top-cutters are used for gems of this color.
Color - Chrome Green with slight blue undertone, desirable color.
Clarity - VS, Horsetail Inclusion Visible At 10X Magnification, Eye Clean, Excellent Color
Appraisal is actual value - Ouellet & Lynch full laboratory appraisal. They appraise colored gems for the Smithsonian's Traveling Gem Exhibits and home exhibits and they appraised all of the gems recovered from the Titanic.
Notes - This gem contains a blue hue. Blue coloration is very rare and blue will raise the price of a demantoid gem dramatically. Blue was identified by Craig Lynch who is one of the most respected appraisers internationally and his appraised piece have often exceed appraised value at auction which is commonplace with Demantoid, (as per,) Ales Krivinek of Ravenstein Investment Gems, an expert on Russian Demantoid and Rare Russian Gems.