About Demantoid Garnet - GemSelect
Garnet has always been a popular stone for jewelry use, owed to its hardness and remarkable brilliance.
Because Garnet is one of the few singly refractive gemstones, its purity of color is quite distinct. Although there are several common and inexpensive varieties of garnet, there are also some extremely rare and expensive varieties as well!
Rarer garnets include spessartite, hessonite, tsavorite, malaya, demantoid and color change garnet. Of these rare garnets, demantoid is without a doubt, the rarest and most valuable variety of garnet available. Surpisingly, demantoid is actually one of the rarest of all colored gemstones.
Demantoid garnet has a higher refractive index than sapphire and ruby, meaning that its fire and brilliance surpasses even the finest of sapphire.
Demantoid is always green in color, which is caused by traces of chromium. The green color can range from light yellowish green to deep green. Specimens with a more vivid and intense green color are considered to be more valuable, but in contrast, the lighter colored stones will display much more brilliance and fire.
Typically demantoid garnet is only available in smaller sizes (usally less than 1 carat). Demantoid garnets over one carat in size are a difficult find, and demantoid garnets over 2 carats are extremely rare (and expensive).
Watch the video below and see Demantoid Garnet for yourself. Remarkable in every way and the color, fire and brilliance certainly justify the hype behind this amazing colored gemstone.
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