This beautiful gemstone ring has one of the rarest and most sought-after gemstones – The perfect Tsavorite Garnet. This garnet has a gorgeous color... it's a fully saturated emerald green. We love this gorgeous gemstone’s color and gemmy sparkle. This is such a superb rare gemstone that we put it in a setting that properly complements it - in 18K yellow gold with emerald cut yellow sapphires. We even put natural yellow diamonds on the basket for that one-of-a-kind designer's touch.
This gemstone is extremely rare as it is from the original Kenyan mine and has perfect clarity and saturation. Most Tsavorite garnets are less than one carat, and less saturated. This is a rare find, and a very sought-after gemstone for collectors.
This Garnet is one of the rarer and more interesting of the green (grossular) varieties of Garnet. Kenyan Tsavorites are brilliant green gemstones from deposits near Kenya’s famous Tsavo National Park. The ‘King of Garnets’, Tsavorite is increasingly popular due to its beautiful greens, and is one of the scarcest and most valuable of all gemstones. Tsavorite was first found in the 1960s by Campbell Bridges in the Tsavo National Park.
18K yellow gold
Weight: .30 tcw
8 emerald cut yellow sapphires
Weight: 2.2 tcw
Double prong set
Size: 6.5 (we offer free sizing on all our rings)
Natural Tsavorite Garnet
Weight: 4.14 carats
Size (L x W x D): 10.42 x 7.98 x 6.35 mm
Cut/Shape: Oval, brilliant
Color: Rich emerald green
Treatment: None, unheated
More About these Rare Tsavorite Gemstone
Tsavorite (Saav-oh-rite) Garnet is much rarer than the rare Tanzanite, being a single-source gemstone. Only a small amount of fine Tsavorite crystals are found each year and most of these are very small. Good sized (1-2 carat) fine stones are difficult to get and the 2+ carat fine Tsavorites are very rare indeed. This is definitely a precious stone of the caliber of which heirlooms are made. People who know gemstones call the Tsavorite the "King of Green Gemstones" (yes - the Tsavorite is more prized than the Emerald by gemologists and collectors). The Tsavorite has the same hardness as an Emerald, but is much less likely to fracture. The colors are superb, ranging from light mint green to intense green.
Tsavorite was discovered in the 1960s and is only found in one region on the planet - East Africa. Tsavorite was originally found in the Tsavo National Park, on the border of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. This region is very difficult to get to and add to the equation poisonous snakes and lions everywhere - the mining is dangerous.