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About Tsavorite

The shining green tsavorite is a young gemstone with a very long geological history. Its home is the East-African bushland along the border between Kenya and Tanzania.

The few mines lie in a uniquely beautiful landscape of arid grassland with bare, dry hills. It's dangerous country, the habitat of snakes, and now and then a lion patrols, on the lookout for prey. There, near the world-famous Tsavo National Park, that history began.

It is a green grossularite and comes from the colourful gemstone family of the Garnet Group.

Facts:

  • Mohs hardness: 6.5-7.5
  • Colour: Green, due to the chemical element Vanadium.

 

 

The shining green tsavorite is a young gemstone with a very long geological history. Its home is the East-African bushland along the border between Kenya and Tanzania. The few mines lie in a... read more »
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About Tsavorite

The shining green tsavorite is a young gemstone with a very long geological history. Its home is the East-African bushland along the border between Kenya and Tanzania.

The few mines lie in a uniquely beautiful landscape of arid grassland with bare, dry hills. It's dangerous country, the habitat of snakes, and now and then a lion patrols, on the lookout for prey. There, near the world-famous Tsavo National Park, that history began.

It is a green grossularite and comes from the colourful gemstone family of the Garnet Group.

Facts:

  • Mohs hardness: 6.5-7.5
  • Colour: Green, due to the chemical element Vanadium.

 

 

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