GRADING REPORT HAT801
- Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Hiddenite Spodumene
- Carat: 8.05
- Shape: Trillion
- Measures: 10.06x10.24x7.34 (millimeter)
- Color: n.a.
- Tone: Light 10
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Free of Inclusions
- Cutting Grade: Excellent (see comment)
> Brilliancy: 95%
> Depth: 73%
- Origin: Afghanistan
- Treatment: None
Certificate No: To-be-delivered / On request / Not included in price
Overall Grade: Excellent
Comment: Big tinted white hiddenite. Almost colorless and yet at times with pale pink or sky blue luster, partly reflecting the surrounding color setting, but with surprising hues the camera will not represent correctly. Understated but very beautiful rarity for a unique full sized ring, for gents or ladies. In case you have noted I experimented with different backgrounds. Here the hiddenite sits on a piece of bark I collected in Angkor Wat, the ancient city of Cambodian Khmer or Thai rules. The wood hold gems easily and offers various positions and background shade all in brown to bright gray, ideal for a realistic color presentation. Like the gem, a must-see :-) unique one-of-a-kind, durable but easier to transport. If you want to wear a truly rare gem in your jewelry, hiddenite will deliver, a secret beauty, little known or simply unknown. BTW, also found in North Carolina, USA.
P.S. The unusual circumstances of this year, personal and in general, have so far hindered us from getting lab reports done, although I dare hope this will change by late May when I will visit Antwerp in person. The price here quoted is EXCLUDING our usual certificate. If you like to have a lab report for this garnet we need to add between $100 for an IGI report or up to $1,500 premium for a full AIG report. But it, too, would need a good deal extra time (currently over 12 weeks, sigh). That prices in this P.S. section differ is no lazy mistake but reflects the different pricing policies of the gem labs we use. Some calculate via weight, e.g. a 7 carat garnet is more expensive to test than a one carat, others labs go via pieces, when a small sapphire costs as much as a 10 carat gem.
Discuss design options (with a hunted matched pair totally impossible)