- Aug 3, 2006
Demantoid needs to go to a lab. I'm not going to say whether those are horsetails are not as it's just a photograph, but definitely get the stone checked out.
Pandora|1318762612|3041397 said:Demantoid needs to go to a lab. I'm not going to say whether those are horsetails are not as it's just a photograph, but definitely get the stone checked out.
Pandora|1318782560|3041505 said:If those are horsetails, then the stones you have are Russian in origin.
Just out of interest, what were the ballpark prices you were hearing for 8ct Russian demantoid?
Harriet|1318787986|3041534 said:On p.1, there is a picture of an inclusion, as well as a picture of a gem. I'm asking because the first photo looks like this one, which is stated to feature a Ural horsetail: http://www.gemmologie.be/GEMMOEN/photoincl_en.htm
Harriet|1318788952|3041541 said:Very interesting inclusion! I'm fascinated by inclusions.
Is €6000 the price per carat or for the whole stone?
Harriet|1318789797|3041549 said:Please be careful, as €6000 seems too cheap for an 8ct Russian demantoid (assuming that it is of good quality). I have a sense of the market prices as I've been looking for demantoids myself (there's one from the Urals in my avatar).