- 3.82ct bright green freeform semi-faceted Tsavorite Garnet
- Measures 12.20 x 7.41 x 4.11mm
- Origin: Kenya
- Cut by Peter Torraca in New York
When you shop with ANZA Gems, you're making a difference and giving back to East African mining communities. ANZA supports artisans at every level, beginning with purchasing directly in-country in Tanzania and Kenya, then using US and Kenyan artisanal cutters–a number of them women–to facet the gems into one-of-a by-kind creations. At least 10% of your purchase will directly benefit education, vocational training, community development and other initiatives supporting miners where they need it most through the nonprofit Gem Legacy.
Tsavorite is a green variety of garnet and Kenya just so happens to be home to the best tsavorites in the world. However, it is a more rare form of garnet because it requires special rock combinations and conditions to form. The finest tsavorites are a striking, saturated green that rival the best emeralds. They also tend to be a bit less included than emerald, and are a great option for those who want a “true green” color without paying emerald prices.
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.