Tsavorite Garnet


Tsavorite is the green variety of garnet, rare and valuable, with its bright green hue colored by chromium can be mined only near the border of Kenya and Tanzania, near the Tsavo river. It is a very eye catchy gemstone, with good color tone, nice clarity and an hardness of 7-7.5 on Mohs scale is becoming very popular in jewelry. Tsavorite can be really rare and expensive, duo to the difficult to find a fine gem quality over 2 carats. The finest Tsavorite gemstones are usually faceted but sometimes, some included gemstones, can be shaped into cabochon.

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