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The Rare Beauty of Demantoid Garnets

Edwardian Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Grasshopper Brooch (Lot 281, Estimate $1,500-2,000)

Some of the most beautiful gems in the world came from the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1800s. Emeralds, sapphires, topaz, alexandrite, malachite, and amethysts of unmatched quality were mined under the Czar’s direction. Many made their way to the palaces and imperial jeweler Carl Fabergé, others were sent to the best jewelers in Europe and the United States.… Read More