1.70 ct. Russian Demantoid Garnet, VS, Round, Chrome Green With Blue Hue, Certified, This is as good as Russian Demantoid gets. Higher dispersion than diamond.
Gem Type - Demantoid Garnet
Weight - 1.70 carats Video available in photos.
Shape - Round with beautiful, traditional precision, Russian faceting. Only the top gem-cutters are used for gems of this color.
Color - Chrome Green with blue undertone, highly desirable color.
Clarity - VS, Horsetail Inclusion Visible At 10X Magnification, Eye Clean, Excellent Color
No Treatment indicated in full booklet presentation appraisal by the University of Moscow's Gemological Department.
Appraisal is for replacement value - Ouellet & Lynch full 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 S.S. Titanic.
Notes - This gem contains a blue hue. Blue coloration is very rare and 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.