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A transparent, green variety of garnet used as a gem.

[German, from archaic Demant, diamond, from Middle High German diemant, from Old French diamant; see diamond.]
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(Minerals) a bright green variety of andradite garnet
[C19: from German, from obsolete Demant diamond, from Old French diamant + -oid]
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(dɪˈmæn tɔɪd)

a brilliant green andradite garnet, used as a gem.
[1890–95; < German, = (obsolete) Demant diamond + -oid -oid]
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Noun1.demantoid - a green andradite used as a gemstonedemantoid - a green andradite used as a gemstone
andradite - a garnet consisting of calcium iron silicate and having any color ranging from yellow and green to brown and black; used as gemstone
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Dr Ilaria Adamo (Italian Gemmological Institute, Milan) reviewed the geology and gemmology--including origin determination--of demantoid sources.
Once again, though, people came back; mining and trading demantoid during a rush, it seems, did not offer the same opportunities as mining and trading sapphires in the midst of a slowdown.
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The biggest draw was Victoire de Castellane's colourful large-scale rings and floral necklaces smothered in tourmalines, demantoid garnets and rubies, jewelled counterparts of John Galliano's exuberant designs for Dior.
The most valuable garnets are, in fact, a bright leaf green: demantoid garnets, which were first discovered in the Ural mountains in the 19th Century.
Stadther later presented them with the actual jewel--a 19th-century piece set with 85 green demantoid garnets and 25 diamonds.
Demantoid garnet is a rare and beautiful bright grass green sub-variety of andradite garnet.Tsavolite, is a bright green variety of grossular garnet, its colour being induced by the presence of chromium.
Roman Serov and co-authors (all from the Gemological Center, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) examined the colour origin of Russian demantoid using heating experiments.