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Grandidierite & White Zircon ring 1.00 ct in Platinum/925 Sterling size 9

Grandidierite & White Zircon ring 1.00 ct in Platinum/925 Sterling size 9

One of the rarest gemstones in the world, grandidierite is a bluish-green to greenish-blue stone that was first discovered in 1902. Found in Madagascar by Alfred Lacroix, it was named in honor of Alfred Grandidier, a French explorer responsible for sharing much of Madagascar’s natural history and mapping its lands.

Facetable material is quite rare, and a very limited quantity is available in the worldwide jewelry market. As of 2018, this gemstone is considered to be one of the most expensive gems in world. The extreme rarity of gem-quality material makes it difficult to establish a consistent market value. The highest quality examples of this stone have fetched up to $20k per carat!  
This beautiful ring has a center gem of .75 carats alone and the rest of the carat weight are sparkling White Zircons.  Both gems are natural, earth mined and untreated.  It is very rare to find this gem in large carat weights. 
  • Characteristics

    Style: Solitaire with Accents
    Main Stone Creation: Natural Secondary Stone: White Zircon
    Metal: Platinum over 925 Sterling Silver Main Stone Color: Green


    Lot: No
    Ring Size: 9 Main Stone Treatment: Not Enhanced
    Total Carat Weight (TCW): 1.00 ct Gender: Female
    Main Stone Shape: Oval 5x7 mm Main Stone: Grandidierite
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