Green Gem Garnets

Spread the word: Garnet birthstones don't have to be red. (See "Jewel of the Month: Gem Garnets," JCK, November 2000, p. 99.) So climb out of the rut and show your customers the green. There are two important transparent green garnets from which to choose: tsavorite grossularite and demantoid andradite. Look carefully at the two, and you can see some subtle color differences. Demantoid, if it has both the right color and the proper cut, can also show off its special powers of dispersion. History and romance. Demantoid has a longer history than tsavorite, but only by a hundred years or so. Demantoids were discovered in the mid-1800s in the Russian Ural Mountains and gained popularity in the Art Nouveau, Edwardian, and early Art Deco periods. Demantoids were mined there until the Bolshevik Revolution of 1919, after which the mines were closed. Continuing wars and politics kept the mines

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