Demantoid History

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Demantoid Garnets

Demantoid Garnet is the rarest and most valuable of the garnets. The name "demantoid" means "diamond-like luster" and demantoid garnet is one of the few gemstones with a luster and brilliance better than diamond. Found in green to emerald green, demantoid garnet is difficult to find and is typically found only in smaller sizes.

Natural Rare Demantoid Garnet

After its discovery in 1868 in Russia's Ural mountains, the demantoid rapidly proceeded to become a much desired gemstone. Comet-like, it scintillated among the finest jeweler's workshops in Paris, New York and St. Petersburg.

First and foremost, Russia's star jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé adored it for its tremendous brilliance and loved to incorporate it in his precious objects, including the famous Easter eggs made for the Imperial Czars.

1913 Winter Egg Kelch Bonbonniere Egg

A new seam bearing gemstones was discovered in Namibia in the middle of the 1990s. Demantoid was among them. There have been a good many beautiful gems which appeared like shooting-stars in the fascinating world of gemstones and vanished from the scene again after only a short time. That indeed is probably what would have happened to the demantoid ... if a goatherd had not happened to be going about his business one day in Namibia.

Demantoid belongs to the andradite variety of garnet, which is a calcium iron silicate with a density of 3.7-4.1 and a refractive index of 1.88-1.94. The high refractive index makes demantoid the most brilliant of all the garnets; and demantoid garnet has a higher refractive index than sapphire and ruby. Only some some zircons and diamond have greater brilliance. Demantoid also has remarkable dispersion or fire that even exceeds that of diamond. Indeed, the very name demantoid means "diamond-like luster."

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