The demantoid garnet is among the rarest varieties of this coveted gemstone, and the examples in these earrings display a particularly vivid, luminous green hue. Presented by famed jeweler Raymond Yard in a classic platinum setting, the round brilliant-cut stones weigh 4.43 and 4.36 carats, respectively, and they exhibit a level of refraction that rivals the finest diamonds on the market today. Each is certified by the American Gemological Laboratories as being from the Ural Mountains of Russia and completely untreated with excellent color stability and transparency. As a result, it rivals the depth of color of an emerald and the brilliance of a diamond, displaying all of the best qualities of this covetable gem. Each garnet features a well-formed "horsetail" inclusion in the center of each stone, serving as a further indication of its Russian origin.
Given its high level of refraction, it is little wonder that the demantoid garnet's very name means “diamond-like,” and for this stone, the description is most fitting. These garnets exhibit an incomparable brilliance and fire, and have been a favorite of collectors since their discovery in 1868. They display a wide variety of colors, and once cut, only a few stones weigh more than two carats, and most rarely exceed one.
These spectacular demantoids are joined by two equally brilliant white diamonds weighing a combined 2.13 carats. Each is certified by the Gemological Institute of America as possessing H color and VS2 and VVS2 clarity, respectively. Set in platinum.Download the Certification