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!
Really happy with the service and craftsmanship! Only had a vague idea of what I was after but Fleur walked me through my options and my wife was over the moon with the final product. Can't recommend highly enough
11:30 31 Aug 20
My partner got my engagement ring from Larsen Jewellery and I couldn’t be happier. It is stunning and I love it so much.
Daniel Del Papa
08:38 30 Aug 20
I recently purchased my partner's engagement ring from Larsen Jewellery and I could not speak more highly of the care and effort that went into designing and making the ring along with the service provided, ensuring all my queries were answered promptly.I had the pleasure of dealing with Fleur whom was extremely helpful in the design process and ensured my vision was brought to life. Her customer service was also second to none keeping me informed with many updates right throughout the process.I would strongly recommend using Larsen Jewellery and will be using them for any related needs going forward.
03:55 29 Aug 20
The team at Larson Jewelery are great! I spoke to them over email about what type of engagement ring I was looking for and Elissa promptly replied, providing ideas and pricing options. She recommended that I came into the store to look at physical rings and discuss the key aspects of picking a diamond. The whole process is very thorough and the team are there to help you pick a ring that works for you and your budget. I would 100% recommend Larson Jewelers, so much so that we went back to them for our Wedding rings even though we moved back to NZ. Thanks team!
04:46 13 Aug 20
This is going to be a little longer, but I want to explain what service I received from larson:I was looking for an engagement ring. I am very specific about what I wanted, and wanted to design my own.I talked with and visited about 40 jewelers who promised me all sorts of things. Alex from Larson always had that extra bit of knowledge he shared with me and the realism to not promise me the world about this ring...Alex straight up told me that some things couldn’t be done the way I had imagined, and he explained with expertise and examples. He went into amazing detail of why I should consider this or that. His suggestions made the ring better.I had researched for months and what he told me was never wrong. With other jewelers, I could tell that they were promising more than what was possible in order to close a sale.Alex made me multiple designs, we had multiple meetings and even though I was possibly the most difficult customer ever, Alex had complete patience with me, explaining every step along the way.Alex is extremely knowledgeable, and I'm sure other jewellers are as well, but the time he took to make sure he knew what I wanted (and I knew what I was getting) was fantastic.The engagement ring turned out amazing, and we went back to Larson for our wedding rings.Again, I compared and checked jewellers (I wanted to go with Larson but wanted to be thorough). There were offers that were cheaper, but the other jewelleries always seemed to "not include" something, or seemed to forget to mention this "extra cost".On closer inspection, Larsen is very reasonably priced for the product, but the service you receive is truly special.We then made our own rings with larson (literally you can do that with a jeweller in a day) and again Alex went beyond my already high expectations.I referred a friend to Larson (after I went with him to about 12 other jewelers in Melbourne) and he confirms my impression. Larson, but especially Alex, is a solid jeweller with prices that are fair and you will get the end product you are hoping for. There are no ugly surprises and their professionalism and standard of work is exceptional.If I could give more stars, I would.Thank you Alex!