The 101 on Tsavorite Engagement Ring
17 May 2014
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
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!