Tsavorite garnet is named for the Tsavo region of Kenya, where many of these amazing green garnets are mined. While first discovered in 1967 in nearby Tanzania, significant quantities of gem grade tsavorite garnets have only been found in parts of Tanzania and nearby Kenya. Tsavorite is a form of grossular garnet, colored intensely green by trace amounts of vanadium. The gem is 100 percent natural and untreated in any way. This garnet appears to be nearly flawless. There are no visible inclusions, even when examined with a 10x loupe.
This garnet is faceted in our custom “Helena” brilliant oval design; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. It weighs 0.69 carats and measures 5.8 x 4.8 x 3.6 mm. The color is a bright grass green.