Tsavorite (Tsavolite) is a rich deep green stone and a rare member of the Garnet family. Its mystical forest green colour, that can rival the beauty of Emeralds, has made it famous within a few years of its discovery in the 20th century. Tsavorite is a highly popular jewellery stone due to its aesthetic charm and fire-like sparkle which is comparable to that of a Diamond.
Tsavorite Quality & Price
The quality and value of any stone is evaluated on certain parameters.
Origin -Tsavorite is a relatively new gemstone and was discovered in 1967. It was given its name after the location where it was found – Tsavo National Park which is located in the border strips dividing Kenya and Tanzania. Zimbabwe and Madagascar also mine this gem but the quantity and quality is comparatively lesser.
Color -Tsavorite Garnet is found in every shade of green ranging from bright yellowish green to deep green to bluish green. It is important to consider saturation while considering colour as under-saturation results in pale stones and over-saturation makes the stones dark and murky. The most desired are the vivid green stones with perfect saturation and even color distribution.
Clarity -Tsavorite is transparent stone with a high refractive index which gives it a good level of brilliance and a vitreous lustre. It is typically a less included stone when compared with other gemstones; thus eye-clean stones are preferred.
Cut -Tsavorite can be cut into all the popular gemstone shapes but ovals and cushions are considered the best. Since Tsavorite has a high refractive index, faceting it creates a better play with light and optimizes its brilliance.