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!
We were very happy with the experience at Larsen Jewellery. Fleur was very knowledgeable, worked to our budget and helped us through the process of choosing a design and deciding on the final details. We now have a beautiful customised engagement ring which we are very pleased with. We would highly recommend the service.
03:44 20 Mar 20
Following our engagement, my fiancé and I were looking for a Jeweller who could help design her dream engagement ring. We investigated several options around Melbourne's CBD but settled on Larsen Jewellery because the service felt really genuine and we felt like we would be well looked after by Alex and the team. We have since got our ring made and we absolutely love it. Would definitely recommend Larsen Jewellery for their competitive pricing, great craftsmanship, and wonderful service.
23:06 18 Mar 20
Very supportive and knowledgeable people. Great experience with a brilliant company.
05:46 18 Mar 20
Could not recommend more. I have never bought a piece of jewellery in my life and so decided for my engagement ring and wedding band I wanted to splurge. Other jewellery stores left us feeling nervous and out of our depth. Fleur was beyond amazing, educating us on stones while making the design process exciting and fun. My rings have even more meaning now because we look back on the process so fondly.
05:36 18 Mar 20
Came to Larsen’s for both the engagement and the wedding ring and couldn’t have been a better experience for both of us. After feeling slightly out of place in other jewellery stores, Fleur at Larsen made us feel completely at home through the whole process. Couldn’t recommend higher.