When most people think of green gemstones, Emeralds are generally the first that come to mind. They are undeniably beautiful and understandably one of the most desirable gemstones around. But there are many other lesser known yet still gorgeous green gemstones; one of which is ‘Tsavorite’. Tsavorite is a true beauty and, as an added bonus, somewhat more affordable than its counter-part.
Tsavorite belongs to the garnet family and is one of the more recent gem discoveries, first found in Kenya and Tanzania in the 1970s. Tsavorites can be found in a range of shades from bright, radiant greens to gorgeous blue/greens and forest greens, the most similar to an emerald. Perhaps one of the more desirable features of Tsavorite is its purity; unlike many other gemstones they do not require any further treatment. The exquisite green colour of the cut stone is the pure natural beauty of the raw gem. They are hard wearing, with a rating of 6.5 – 7.5 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale, and are more resilient than an emerald, making them fantastic for earrings, pendants and dress rings.
Even though Tsavorite’s do not have the superior hardness that Diamonds and Sapphires have, they are still hard-wearing and may be considered as an option for an engagement ring. Your jeweller will be able to advise you on which Tsavorite is suitable for an engagement ring.
Tsavorites are a fresh, radiant choice of gemstone, available in a range of shades of green there is one to suit everyone. Green looks particularly stunning with fair skin and/or red coloured hair. The colour complements green, hazel and blue eyes beautifully and you certainly can’t go wrong with green against olive skin; just have a look at Halle Berry’s stunning emerald engagement ring.
Tsavorite is a perfect choice for a special gift for your loved one; with its exquisite colour, brilliance and affordability you truly can’t go wrong!
For any guy who is looking for a place to buy an engagement ring and is daunted by the prospect of buying it, look no further than Larsen Jewellery. From the very start researching into engagement rings, their website had an easy guide for guys into everything you need to know. My appointments with Rod deciding the ring were a stress free experience and I ended up with the most amazing ring well beyond my expectations. Cannot recommend these guys more highly!
02:30 19 Jun 18
Alex and the team at Larsen gave me a FANTASTIC experience.I came in as a definite novice and was given patient support and guidance from Alex as we set out to create a ring that my fiance would love. The end result was absolutely stunning!
00:06 17 Jun 18
I engaged with Fleur who was lovely and extremely helpful in helping me design a beautiful engagement ring. The process was very collaborative and always made me feel like it had my best interest at hand. Their highly skilled jewelers then crafted the ring to make it a reality
02:15 16 Jun 18
Ben and the team at Larsen Jewellery provided excellent service in the creation of our engagement and wedding rings. Their professionalism and ability to customise every aspect of rings was consistently impressive. I would highly recommend Larsen Jewellery to anyone wanting a custom made ring.
09:42 10 Jun 18
Thank you so much Larsen for both my engagement ring and our wedding bands. I have nothing but good things to say about our whole experience with everyone at Larsen. Extremely professional and friendly service and I couldn't be happier with the quality of our rings. Thanks so much!
19:37 01 May 18
I went to Larsen Jewellers to purchase a ring for my wife after reading the great reviews here and browsing their online catalogue. I was attended to by Rod who was courteous, friendly and listened to my requirements. He explained the different types of diamonds available and showed me examples of the design I had in mind. While the ring design I had chosen was a modification of an existing design in their catalogue, the end product was stunning. Needless to say my wife loved it.
04:15 16 Mar 18
Alex at Larsen Jewellery was absolutely brilliant in helping us create a custom three-piece set of engagement and wedding rings. He also made us matching custom earrings. Through every part of the process from designing the rings’ shape to choosing the stones Alex was extremely professional and demonstrated his expertise in a friendly and helpful manner. I would highly recommend Larsen for top quality custom made jewellery!