A buffalo and a Scotsman collide
A rare collector's gem, deep green tsavorite is only found in one place on earth
Tsavorite, a rare green garnet that burns a deep emerald green, was discovered in 1967 by Scottish gemologist, Campbell Bridges while he was walking in Tanzania. According to locals, Bridges was charged by a buffalo and avoided the animal by diving into a gully. Looking around, he noticed striking green stones glinting in the sunlight. He introduced this stone to world, naming it after the Tsavo River in Africa.
Considered a collector’s gem, tsavorite is found in only one small area on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, so supplies are extremely limited. According to minerals.net the color of tsavorite can rival emeralds. And, unlike emeralds, it often exhibits far fewer inclusions, and on occasion can be flawless. It is much rarer in nature then emerald, and large tsavorite gemstones command a high premium. The best tsavorite color is a deep emerald green, as displayed by the six invisibly-set tsavorite gemstones in this ring.
- 14K White Gold Setting
- 1-1/4 Carat Total Weight
- (6) Princess Cut Tsavorite 1-1/5ctw
- (6) Round Diamond .08ctw
- Setting 6.70mm width
- Band 3.60mm width
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