Hello everyone. I’ve recently widened my interests from sapphires and rubies to other coloured gems and began using these stones to have jewelry created of them. I came across a seller who had sets of 3mm Russian Demantoids for sale at $180/set, but only a few sets were available. At the time I was interested in creating a tennis bracelet of these stones so to only have a few at a rather high price didn’t seem like a good start. I didn’t end up buying any, though in hindsight I should have because I was just so attracted to them and thought they had the most brilliant green I’d ever seen. From a financial point of view it just makes more sense to use Tsavorites as an alternative, but from what I can tell they don’t offer the same light refraction or hue that caught my attention when looking at the Demantoids.
I’m just wondering if anyone here has ever been in a similar position comparing these two stones and decided to opt one way or the other and for what reasons. Any input is appreciated.