The Demantoid Garnet Nose Stud uses the rarest and most valuable garnet to give you the most dazzling nose stud possible.
This gemstone nose stud is a must have in your nose jewellery collection. Brilliant, as literally it is the most brilliant gemstone that has ever been found, meaning it has exceptional fire.
The dispersion of white light into the spectrum is the highest of all gemstones ever found even more than a diamond. The dispersion rating for a demantoid is 0.57 whereas a diamond is 0.44 making it “the most brilliant gemstone in the world today” In fact the name demantoid means “diamond type lustre”.
This stone has been little know except by collectors and connoisseurs who claim it will continue to glow even in the shade. A perfect alternative to a diamond nose stud.
Discovered in 1853 in the Ural mountains of Russia just 20 years after the discovery of Alexandrite in the same area. Then a huge find in Namibia South Africa in 1996 has made the stone more available in recent times. The Russian stones are valued higher and have distinctive horsetail inclusions which have not been found in the Namibian stones.
The stones we have for you today are untreated VS clarity diamond cut stones and are likely to originate from The Green Dragon Mine as this is the largest and only commercial mine still left today.
The refractive index of this stone is 1.880 to 1.889 this is extremely high and coupled with its dispersion rating gives it a wonderful luminosity making this gemstone one of the most beautiful and precious gemstones in the world today.
At present we have only a few of these gemstones and a limited supply chain. They are 2.65mm round. VS clarity with a good young olive colour incorporating shimmering overtones of reds, yellows, luminous greens and blues.
We can craft this beautiful gemstone nose stud to suit your needs and there are multiple choices of metal to accompany this sparkling gemstone.