Demantoid Andradite Garnet

Demantoid, a yellowish-green to green variety of andradite garnet, is so called because of its high dispersion ("fire," or the ability of a gem to break up white light into spectral colors) and adamantine luster (the reflective property of a gem's surface). These gems are diamond-like, and the word "demantoid" comes from the Old German diamant, or Dutch demant, meaning diamond. History. What was once a most popular gem among jewelry designers, manufacturers, and royalty is now almost forgotten. Demantoids were discovered in Russia's Ural Mountains in the mid 19th century. They found great favor with the royal court and for close to 60 years were seen in every imaginable jeweled object. But came the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, and the mines were shut. Now, almost a century later, independent mining operations are renewing desire for the fiery green gem. There are some new demantoid

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