Luscious green is typically not the description we use to describe Garnet, but it’s true, Garnet comes in a fabulous green color! It is my favorite color of Garnet, and I prefer the green of Garnet over the green of Emerald. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s talk more about Tsavorite Garnet.
Tsavorite Garnet was discovered in the Tsavo National Park of Tanzania in the 1970’s (the ‘t’ is silent, pronounced ‘sav-or-ite’). It is yellowish green to green in color and is always intense in color. The green of Emerald typically has a blue undertone, whereas, Tsavorite Garnet has a yellow undertone much like fresh, spring grass.
Tsavorite Garnets are generally small in size from 0.50ct to 3cts, so seeing a larger size is a rare occasion! As you may remember from my previous blogs, a gemstone is classified as a particular gemstone based on it’s chemical composition and crystal structure, and based on those characteristics, Tsavorite falls in the Grossular variety of Garnet. The Grossular variety of Garnets has a few other colors, like pink, yellow, & orange, and not just green.
Are you interested in a Tsavorite Garnet? I’d love to help you! Angela Cisneros Jewelry Concierge brings back the joy and confidence of jewelry shopping, so that you can celebrate with ease! My by-appointment approach means:
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