Precision Cut 2.13ct Tsavorite Square Antique Cut
ITEM #: R3536
Tsavorite Garnet, Loose
STONE TYPE: Tsavorite Garnet
SHAPE: Square Antique
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Tanzania
MEASUREMENTS: 7.50 x 7.50 x 4.90 mm
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Tsavorite- a brief overview
Tsavorite is the green colored variety
of Grossular Garnet. It gets its name from the Tsavo river and National Park
in Tanzania, where this gem was first discovered in 1967 by the British
geologist Campbell Bridges.
It gets its color from the element
Vanadium (at times together with chromium). Tsavorite is found only in East
Africa, in Kenya, Tanzania and recently has been found in Madagascar.
formed Tsavorite crystals are quite rare, actually more rare than diamond. The majority of gems
are being cut from
very irregular and fragmented rough. As with diamonds, large gems are rare,
with only a handful of known cut gems over 100 ct, and anything above 2 ct is
already considered sizable.
Tsavorite is what most emerald wished
they looked like. Tsavorite has a very similar color palette to Emerald, ranging from pale
yellowish green to slightly bluish deep green, with the most valuable stones
being in the medium to medium dark tones of green and no yellow tinge, not
unlike Emerald. However, Tsavorite trumps Emerald in terms of sparkle and
brilliance (refractive index 1.75 vs. 1.58) and has one of the highest
dispersion (fire) measures of any coloured stone at 0.028. Emerald, by
comparison, is 0.014, and king Diamond is 0.044. Tsavorite has other
significant advantages over Emerald: although it is slightly softer (7 vs. 7.5
on Mohs's scale), it is much tougher and less included, which means in
practice it is more durable and less fragile than emerald. Being less included
- most gem Tsavorites are totally eye-clean - it is never treated, unlike
emerald that often is oiled or even filled to reduce the appearance of cracks
and fissures in the gem. Tsavorite is also significantly rarer than Emerald,
yet it is less expensive, since the reputation and demand for Emerald is much
greater than that for Tsavorite. However, Tsavorite prices have risen
considerably in recent years as no new sources have emerged, and demand has
increased as more people get to know about this beautiful gem.
We are now working with master gemstone cutter Roger Dery. This is a precision cut stone, cut by Roger. He is a cutter that sources much of the rough at the actual mines. This means we get accurate origin info as well as if a stone was treated or not.
This is a sweet looking tsavorite. The color is so rich and vibrant. I love the cut on this stone. A nice rounded square with a antique feel to it. Just a stunning stone.
We offer you the opportunity to buy from a wholesale dealer, offering top level retail services, and not pay retail prices....
We also offer a full range
semi mounts that will take advantage of the
natural beauty of the stone