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The tsavorite garnets represent a rare vanadium garnets, a kind of grossular attractive emerald green color. The tsavorite garnets recently appeared on the jewelry market. The first copies of tsavorites was found in 1967 by geologist K. R. Bridges in the Northern part of Tanzania. In that period there was a ban on the export of gems from that country. Because of this, the Bridges had to be looking for tsavorite garnets in Kenya. Four years later, the search was successful. Was discovered excellent examples in the field Laulani in the southern part of Kenya. The stones decided to call on the name of the National Park Tsavo (Tsavo). The very name "tsavorite" was put into circulation in 1974 Henry Platton, who was at that time President of the jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. Under the name tsavorite garnets began their history in the world jewelry market.
In Russian jewelry shops you can see vanadium grenades called "tsavorites" and "tsavorite". The use of both names is absolutely correct. Meet tsavorite garnets yellow-green, green or bluish-green shades. Valued more than all the stones of bright green. These tsavorite garnets rarely come onto the jewelry market. Below are prized copies are too light or dark tone with a low color saturation. The basic amount of the supply of stones has a lot less than 1 carat and has very bright colors. Note that the presence of natural green color is determined by the presence of tsavorite garnets impurities of chromium and vanadium. Consequently, the instances of grossular green garnet colored by iron ions, cannot be attributed to the tsavorite garnets. Jewelers these stones are known under the commercial name "mint garnets, green grossular garnets or" or "Mali garnet".
The tsavorite garnets can be confused with emerald, the tsavorite garnets are found in hundreds of times less. Price high quality tsavorites are bright green in color can often exceed $ 10,000 per 1 carat. The cost for these copies is increasing every year, and it makes tsavorite one of the best stones for investment and subject to private collections. The high cost of tsavorite garnets is explained by the fact that they, like grants spessartine, are not subject to any kind of refinement and synthesis.
Currently, the tsavorite garnets are mined in remote areas in Kenya and Tanzania. Extraction of stones are associated with a number of difficulties, since it is necessary to operate by hand at great depths. In Madagascar recently discovered deposits of tsavorite garnets, located in the province of Tulear.
Jewelers create pieces with tsavorites just a few decades. Now, however, the decoration with these beautiful green stones are more popular than products with emeralds. Buyers are attracted to their rarity, the presence of the bright green hues of the stones along with the amazing Shine, nonsusceptibility beautification, permanent increase of their cost in the market. The tsavorite garnets are a great investment and prestigious Gemological instances of collections.
A number of foreign jewelry houses produces different models of rings with tsavorite garnets, designed for the engagement. A significant rarity of the stones causes difficulties when choosing a pair of identical tsavorites for a set of earrings. Therefore, the manufacture of earrings, decorated with tsavorites, do only a few manufacturers. Any piece of jewelry with tsavorite garnets is the exclusive decoration, indicating a good taste of the owner. Great popularity enjoyed the collection of rings and earrings with tsavorites from the leading jewelry houses Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels and Dior.