Have you ever compared a demantoid garnet jewelry to a diamond? You probably have no idea what a demantoid or a garnet looks like. If you are aware of the monthly birthstones and you are a person born in the month of January, it is expected that you also know that your birth month is well represented by the garnet gem.
Garnets are usually ordinary gems but there are rare or less than ordinary kinds, namely: a spessartite garnet, a tsavorite garnet, and the demantoid garnet. Of these three kinds of garnets, a demantoid garnet is the rarest among them.
Check out these exciting features that we are likely to expect from a garnet demantoid:
1. Hue. You can’t go wrong with a garnet demantoid’s color because it is always in the shade of green, from light yellowish green to emerald type of green.
2. Brightness. A genuine garnet demantoid is known for its exceptional readiance when it is exposed to light because it has a high refractive index.
3. Dispersion. Demantoids have a high dispersion. This is a characteristic of a gem that allows us the chance to see a beautiful spectrum of colors when it is subjected to light. As a matter of fact, it is said to have a higher dispersion than that of a diamond.
4. Rarity. The rarity of it dwells on the fact that such gems can only be found mainly in Russia and then years later there were demantoids of lesser rarity that came from Namibia. It may well be better remembered that such demantoid garnets were first found in Russia from the Ural Mountains, specifically on the year 1868.
5. Makeup. Part of what makes demantoids (the Russian mined ones) to look remarkably gorgeous is because of its physical makeup where one can actually see horsetail or fiber-like inclusions through the garnet gem.
Because of the above characteristics and other factors, a demantoid jewelry is usually costly, although the prices of Russian demantoids are generally much more expensive than the demantoids found anywhere else because of their unique horsetail-like inclusions not found in other demantoid garnets produced elsewhere. So, if you are planning to give something to a special someone – a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend or any significant other, you can definitely count on a demantoid jewelry. After all, it’s not only a diamond that can put a grin on one’s face. Demantoids can, too!