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yellowish green Demantoid -- worth buying?

babydoll_mini

Shiny_Rock
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1.79 ct
7.2 x 6.1 x 4.6 mm
Origin: Namibia

I'm debating whether to buy this one...
I don't have a demantoid, so I'm tempted to collect this one

I kind of know that this is not considered an ideal color
but in gem show, I've seen chrome green Russia demantoid for over 10k$/ct
far beyond what I can afford...

So shall I get one with not so good color but propably good dispersion?

What do you think?
Will it look lovely in person?

Thank you~!!

bdm_demantoid.jpg
 

chrono

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The problem with most demantoids is that they will colour shift - it'll look great outdoors but shifts into a horribly gray olive colour indoors. I purchased one similar in colour to the pictured demantoid and while the disperson was gorgeous outdoors, I could not accept the indoor colour, and thus returned the stone. The blue flashes could not even save the sale.
 

Aoife

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In addition to Chrono's comments, I would add that I am deeply suspicious of the accuracy of these photos. Based on past experience, I suspect that these are PS'd, or otherwise manipulated.
 

babydoll_mini

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oh! color shift, this is one thing I didn't think of...

thank you guys, I probably should ask the vendor how it looks indoor.
 

babydoll_mini

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pregcurious|1310608586|2968454 said:
Are you open to tsavorites?
Yeah, I love tsavorites ~~ actually have a few already
but tsav doesn't have the dispersion that demantoid is famous for, right?
Wonder whether the dispersion will be that obvious in person :confused:
 

chrono

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Correct; the dispersion of the demantoid I looked at was actually comparable to a sphene in that it showed a variety of rainbow colours.
 
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