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 has very slight inclusions that are just barely visible to the naked eye. The inclusions have been factored into the price, making this a great value for the size and color.
This garnet is faceted in our custom “Stella” square cushion design; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. It weighs 1.20 carats and measures 6.2 x 4.2 mm. The color is a bright grass green.