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Fine Gems, Opals, Lapidary Arts and Natural History / Demantoid Garnet with Horsetail Inclusions

Lot 3030
Demantoid Garnet with Horsetail Inclusions
17 May 2022, 10:00 PDT
Los Angeles

US$10,000 - US$15,000

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Demantoid Garnet with Horsetail Inclusions

Ural Mountains, Russia
Faceted as a classic oval-cut this rich, green demantoid garnet is distinguished by its deep saturation of color and distinctive "horsetails" inclusion in the center. Faceted demantoid garnets frequently contain characteristic radiating needle inclusions that are termed "horsetails" which are inclusions of byssolite and the present stone is a large and desirable example for the knowledgeable collector. Weighing approximately 3.95 carats and measuring 10.24 x 8.14 x 6.4mm

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