Why Buy Tsavorite Garnet?
Firstly the remarkable color of this Natural Gemstone is genuinely unparalleled. Tsavorite's beautiful colors have a stimulating and refreshing effect on the eyes. Its bright and vivid green, excellent wearability and high brilliance at reasonable prices make it an exceptional value gemstone.
Take that color and fashioned it into a well-crafted piece of jewelry we think that may be enough reason to purchase the gem. But if you're looking for more ideas to support your purchase, we can probably find some.
Tsavorite Garnet is the Birthstone for those born in January and the accepted stone for a second anniversary. As you can see, there are many reasons to purchase this gem.
What's Some History Behind the Gem?
This green garnet was discovered in 1967 by British geologist Campbell Bridges in the bush along the frontier between Kenya and Tanzania, where he found potato-shaped stones containing beautiful green crystals. Tsavorite garnet is 'named' after its discovery near the famous Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Tsavorite is only discovered in these two countries, though the most important deposits are the ones in Kenya.
What are the properties of Tsavorite Garnet?
The colors of Tsavorite Garnet range from pale green to deep forest green and can sometimes rival high-quality emeralds. With a hardness of 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale, Tsavorite Garnet causes no problems at cutting, setting and wearing. It is well suited for "invisible settings" where stones are set firmly joined. Due to its high brilliance, tsavorite garnet gets mostly a facet cut. Large specimens of this stone are rare. It's a beautiful stone for small, discreet rings or any other piece of fine jewelry.
What Designs Will be Appropriate for Tsavorite Garnet?
Rings seem to be an excellent choice for Tsavorite Garnet as the color is brilliant and demands attention thus making it an exceptional jewel to wear on the hand. Tsavorite Garnet earrings are a runner-up with pendants coming in closely after. Micro Pave and Pave applications are fabulous for this stone, and the gem itself looks great in gold, white gold, and any medium you prefer.