Green Garnet Tsavorite Kenya 6mm Faceted Rounds

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  • Green Tsavorite Garnet Kenya 6mm Faceted Rounds
  • Approx. 15.5" long
  • Make this Gem Strand Into A Necklace
  • Sold by the strand. Price is per One Strand Only.
  • Tsavorite is actually a Green Grossularite Garnet. It is a Calcium Aluminum Silicate (like its sister stone, Tanzanite). ts intense green hues are caused by the presence of Vanadium and sometimes Chromium.
  • Tsavorite was originally discovered in Tsavo National Park, Kenya in 1967 and was introduced to the gem trade in the 1970's. Tiffany's Henry Platt coined the name Tsavorite in 1974.
  • There are currently a number of Tsavorite mines in East Africa. The majority of deposits contain Tsavorite colored by Vanadium. However, one deposit, in a place called Kuranze, also contains Chromium. This gives the stones from this deposit exceptional color, often with a trace of blue in the green like the finest Muzo Columbian Emerald.
  • The gemstone Garnet is the official birthstone for January and is also the stone for the Zodiac sign Aquarius.
  • The name Garnet comes from the Latin word "granatus", which means grain, because many garnet deposits are small grains of red crystals in their host rock. Garnet refers to a group of minerals that can appear in many colors.
    Some of the main Garnet types are: Rhodolite – purple; Hessonite – brown/orange; Spessartite – red; Mandarine – orange; Demantoid – light green; and Tsavorite – dark green.
  • The highest-quality Garnets are found in Brazil, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the United States.
  • According to traditional Stone Lore, red/purple Garnets are associated with love, friendship, and controlling one’s anger; green Garnets with peace and serenity; and orange Garnets with creativity.