A Truly Spectacular Russian Demantoid Garnet
( NO COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS ACCEPTED ON THIS ITEM. PERIOD. Close offers may be considered) -currently the finest loose Russian Demantoid on the world market. Offers must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 currently the top Demantoid Garnet on the global market and at any given time remains in the top 3 in the world market.
NOTE - 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, who also auctioned the Russian Czar's Royal Collection which was sold by Tiffany & Co. in 1919.
Color - #4 Less than 10% yellow undertone in this gorgeous green which allows for highest dispersion, truly higher than diamond on even huge (for Russian Demantoid) gems like this. Any less yellow would not allow “higher than diamond dispersion” but would look flat. The slight yellow in the gem allows it to explode 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. Dispersion of light and flashes of color in sunshine are higher and more beautiful than diamond.
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 - VS1 w/ a Horsetail Inclusion Visible At 10X Magnification from back of gem only, Excellent. Top Fire, 100% Brilliance that puts diamond to shame. (See Video)
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 very difficult to legally 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 disappearing art in gem cutting.
Craig A. Lynch G.G.
Accredited Senior Gemologist, Certified Insurance Appraiser
Certified Gemological Laboratory: 2007-2017
Accredited Gemologist Association Board of Directors: 2014-2017