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Untreated African Demantoid Garnet 1.83 (PCD183)

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1.83 Carat
Deep Grass Green
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included



  • Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Demantoid Garnet
  • Carat: 1.83
  • Shape: Emerald/Octagon Scissors/Brilliant
  • Measures: 8.01x5.41x4.43 (millimeter)
  • Color Grade: Very Good+
  • Tone: MD70
  • Color Zoning: None*
  • Clarity: Lightly Included 
  • Cutting Grade: Excellent (precision cut)
  • Brilliancy: 90%
  • Depth: 55%
  • Origin: Kenya
  • Treatment: None

Certificate No: IGI 208615063

Overall Grade: Very Good+

Comment: For a change a demantoid from Kenya, East-African stock like Tanzanian or Madagascan, and as such grass green, with yellow at least from most gems and most viewing angles, although if you care to check under 'more images', one side-shot caught a blue-green color pane. Whether the rough had the potential for a different cutting angle in THAT rare color is hard to say, probably not, the well-experienced cutter didn't think so, and if, we would have ended up with a half-carat gem; a pity seeing that 8x5.5mm is so far beyond the average face-up that a 'normal' demantoid usually has to offer. A large face without window and no visible inclusions sparkling with 80% is a sight not many get to enjoy even once in a lifetime. A demantoid's high dispersion soaked in good color joins emerald with diamond. The best of both worlds with prices still below either variety (not to speak of green diamond in 2 carats here). Have this giant gem set into a bespoke ring or a pendant with us and you can enjoy the stream of color/luster combinations on a daily basis, no more maintenance cost or value tax coming to haunt you or your inheritance-tax paying descendants. 3*NOS gem, free global delivery, IGI report, WLT purchase, NhRP support and grading report included in $3k retail per carat. Don't want to pay 'retail' but wholesale? Then please keep in mind that asking for wholesale prices should mean offering the seller LESS not more work. 

* No color zoning in this or most of our demantoids even if the images clearly seem to show you blades and triangles in different colors, but those are not differently colored areas (or 'zones') in the gem but only a position of luster caught in one flash of light (the milli-seconds of exposure time limited by the camera).

P.S. I caught grass under morning frost with the sun just touching it. There was this demantoid in the size of a garden: Grass sparkeling like a rainbow! A few minutes later it was gone. A vision. 

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