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 have our own engagement ring and wedding band design in mind and Fleur made it even better with her inputs. Thank you for all your help and professionalism. Would highly recommend!
19:38 04 Jan 21
Alex from Larsen Jewellery was absolutely outstanding!! He helped me create the perfect engagement ring for my partner. His knowledge and professionalism towards the craft is beyond incredible. Alex went above and beyond guiding me through the process even during the numerous Victorian lockdowns. I was very pleased with the service and quality of the ring Alex created. I will definitely be telling my fiends about Larsen and thank you once again for the amazing experience.
22:51 29 Dec 20
It's not often one gets to experience exceptional product and service these days, and when it does occurs one does really appreciates it. Larsen Jeweller's are the exception and the professional service and care shown to me when designing my wife's 20th anniversary ring was simply outstanding.Rod was the Jeweller that saw to my design and most valuable input to the design, and I could not be happier with the result, and more so my wife.She absolutely loved the ring and was absolutely thrilled with the design and craftsmanship. Highly recommend for anyone looking to either create your own design or buy from their extensive range which they have to purchase in store or online.Thank you RodArlan & Vanessa Van Rooyen
09:08 27 Dec 20
Staff are super friendly and help out in every way possible. They mirror your excitement and also provide a nice champagne bottle upon collection of your ring. Fleur was a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend these guys.
09:20 21 Dec 20
We had a fantastic experience having my partners engagement ring made at Larsen. Fleur made the process so easy and enjoyable for us, you can tell she is really passionate about what she does. We appreciated the regular, detailed updates whilst the ring was being made also.After picking up the ring and having it for a few days, we realised it was just a tiny bit too big for my partner. We took it back in to have it resized, and had it back within 2 days as the jewellers prioritised getting the ring back to us so that my partner could enjoy it throughout the Christmas and New Year period. Outstanding service and I am not surprised to see a perfect 5 star rating. Well done guys and thank you!