Genuine, natural demantoid garnet is set in a solid sterling 4-prong solitaire ring.
Demantoid garnet is a green variety of andradite garnet that is considered to be the rarest and most valuable member of the garnet family. Demantoid has an exceptionally high refractive index and the highest dispersion rating of any jewelry gemstone available today, even exceeding that of fine diamond. As with virtually all demantoid garnets, this stone does have natural inclusions that are visible with magnification.
While red/violet garnets have been known since ancient times, the demantoid variety was not discovered until 1868 in Russia. As is true of all garnets, demantoid are tough, durable gems.
Carat weight of this 5.5 x 4.5 mm stone is .75 carats. Ring is a sizeable 8. (I do not resize rings) Stone origin is Madagascar.
You will receive the exact item shown in the photo, in a pretty presentation gift box.