Garnet - Tsavorite
Rich and intense, boasting very high brilliance, Tsavorite Garnet is a refreshing surprise of sparkling verdant color. Its tones range from a light spring green to a deep, breathtaking shade of forest green, making it one of the few gems to rival Emerald in color and beauty. A grossularite form of Garnet, Tsavorite was discovered near the Tsavo National Park in the Northeastern part of Tanzania. Worldwide recognition of the gem came in 1974, when Tiffany & Co. began promoting its magnificent color, depth and transparency. Today, the gem is mined in various African countries as well as Brazil, Sri Lanka, and India with East Africa being our primary source for this gem. Rough Tsavorite crystals weighing over five carats are found only occasionally, making cut stones over two carats both rare and valuable. Our calibrated selection of Tsavorite is available in limited quantities. Larger, one-of-a-kind Tsavorite are available as part of the Black Box Gemstone® collection. View images of these stunning gems online at stuller.com. This alluring gem is especially striking on pink, brown, or peachy complexions. Its lighter shades are attractive to those seeking youth and vitality. The natural, untreated, color of Tsavorite Garnet also captivates consumers who value tranquility and seek to create a better world.
Garnet is rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat and sudden changes in temperature. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Properties & Reactions
Fair to Poor - temperature changes may cause fracturing