Joe’s Special Box – Volume 26

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Check out this little cutie…  at first glance, you would probably think that this is an emerald ring.  It looks like an emerald, and it’s cut like an emerald.  So, it must be an emerald, right?  Wrong.  This tiny sparkler is actually called demantoid – a green variety of garnet.  This gem was discovered in 1868 in Russia…

Here’s a close-up view…  look at this rich color!  This yellow-green shade tends to display more fire, more sparkle than other hues.  The most unique aspect of this stone is actually held inside – it features an unusual type of inclusion; feathery curved threads resembling a horsetail.  Many people value this kind of imperfection because it verifies the pedigree of the demantoid – proving it’s from Russia.  

A heavily engraved solitaire mounting is the perfect accent to this rare garnet.  Made in classic Edwardian style – this 18 karat yellow gold ring features eight claw-like platinum prongs.  They showcase the stone to perfection…  allowing enough natural light underneath.  This demantoid garnet ring truly shines for just $1500.  This piece is another example of the treasures that abound in Joe’s Special Box.  

” You can go to a museum and look, or come to Joden and touch.”

Writing and Photos by Carrie Martin

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