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!
The team at Larson Jewelry 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!
21:38 22 May 19
Very happy with Larsen Jewellery. Working with Fleur was a great experience, she was so knowledgeable and patient with jewellery novices like us. We love our rings! Highly recommended.
05:53 13 May 19
I had Alex and he really helped me out. Provided very practical advice with how to work with the stone I provided and how to stay in my budget and get the best looking ring I could.Could not have been any happier with the final result!
02:14 10 May 19
Ben and the team at Larsen Jewellery were superb. The designs and quality of the rings were perfect for us. The engagement ring was unique and with that, we decided to get our wedding bands too. We are now married and the compliments on our rings have been non-stop!
03:32 09 Mar 19
I’m so grateful for the incredible service and craftsmanship of Larsen Jewellery. Fleur is a friendly, professional jewellery designer who demonstrated great passion in what she’s doing. We had a family heirloom ring with 50+ yrs history redesigned, and we couldn’t be happier with the stunning new ring. I would recommend Larsen to all my friends & family. Thanks again for everything!
03:25 09 Mar 19
To call Larsen Jewellery a jewellery store I feel is doing them a disservice. Larsen Jewellery is so much more. I was so hesitant after having a negative experience elsewhere trying to get an engagement ring as a same sex couple, but as soon as I walked through the door I was made to feel so welcome. The wonderful Elissa took the 10 different ideas I had for an engagement ring and put them all together into one cohesive design. When she opened the box to show me the ring I felt like she had reached into my imagination and turned it into reality. Her advice was invaluable and helped make a dream tangible. We went back (after my proposal was accepted) and got my engagement ring as well. We have already decided on bands for our wedding as well thanks to advice from Elissa. I never once felt like Elissa was just trying to make a sale. I always felt like Elissa was there to help with what I needed. All the staff were friendly with a smile and a greeting. What a great experience and one that I am so happy to have had as part of our new journey together. Thank you.
01:39 09 Mar 19
Great experience with Fleur and the team at Larsen. We had a great experience through the design, manufacturing and hand over process. Fleur hand drew a few designs and gave us time to thing, then shared a CAD drawing to ensure we were happy with the final product. We had a tight deadline to meet with the requirements and they were able to be flexible and work with us on getting an intricate design completed quickly! Thank you
10:07 02 Mar 19
Alex was excellent and helpful throughout the whole process. He gave his expert recommendations, and together we designed the perfect ring. He took the time to explain everything in detail and really made the experience a positive one. Will definitely return in the future and recommend to others. Thanks again Alex and the Larsen team
03:04 26 Feb 19
I am absolutely thrilled with my redesigned engagement ring! After 55 years of use, the original design was honoured and enhanced, thanks to Rod and his suggestions. Also to be recommended is the service - the fast repair to other items of jewellery, the friendly greeting of the staff, and the kind offer of refreshing drinks - which are very much appreciated, especially on a warm day.
22:46 25 Feb 19
Amazing experience from start to finish. The staff talked me through the process and were able to stick to my budget without putting pressure on to spend more. The ring was better than expected and the service was first class.