SKU: C275

Tsavorite Garnet

1.49 carats

$3,600.00 $2,500.00

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Tsavorites are among the most expensive and rare of all garnets. They were discovered in Tsavo National Park, Kenya, in 1967 by Campbell Bridges. Tsavorite garnets are found mainly in Kenya and Tanzania, but also in Pakistan, Canada, Sri Lanka, the former USSR, South Africa and the USA.

The rough for this particular tsavorite came from Tanzania. Faceted in a nice pear design with a keel pavilion instead of a pointed culet makes it suitable for any jewelry setting, whether its a ring, necklace or bracelet charm.

GIA certificate is included.

Carats

1.49

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Green

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

8.0 x 6.4 x 4.5

Origin

Overall Quality

Stone Shape

Pear

Treatments

None

1

Garnets occur in every color but blue.

2

The largest garnet ever found was actually discovered underground in New York City, below Broadway and 7th The size of a bowling ball, this garnet weighs about ten pounds and currently resides in the archives of the American Museum of Natural History.

3

The word garnet comes from the Latin word “granatus” for pomegranate.

4

Imperial Russian jeweller, Faberge, famously crafted pieces with demantoid garnet.

5

A stylish red garnet bead necklace found in a grave in Egypt is more than 5,000 years old.

6

Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem for the 2nd wedding anniversary.