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. The garnet has excellent clarity, making it bright and scintillating in the hand. There may be tiny inclusions that are visible with a 10x loupe that are difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye at a normal viewing distance.
This garnet is faceted in our custom “Helena” brilliant oval design; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. It weighs 0.91 carats and measures 6.3 x 5.2 x 4.0 mm. The color is a bright grass green.