Tsavorite, discovered in the late 1960s in Tsavo, Kenya, is a form of Grossular garnet and is often mistaken for Emerald due to its deep green colour that comes from exposure to chromium and vanadium deep within the earth. In fact, it is clearer, more brilliant and more durable than Emerald. Larger Tsavorite specimens are almost non-existent which is why we usually only see Tsavorite in smaller sizes.

Tsavorite is a rare stone and today only has 4 small mines in production in Africa. Tsavorite garnet is thought to provide its wearer with strength, vitality and positivity.

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