Tsavorite and Merelani Mint Green Garnet

Tsavorite is a green, grossular garnet first discovered in the mountains of northeast Tanzania, and later in Kenya . It has a fresh, vivid green color, good wearing qualities, great brilliance and relatively reasonable prices. Unlike many other gemstones, Tsavorite is neither heated nor oiled. This gemstone does not need any treatment - it is beautiful in its pure, natural form. The color range of the Tsavorite runs from a light green, to an intense cool green, to a deep forest green. Cut Tsavorite of more than two carats is a rare and precious thing.

Merelani Mint garnets are named after their mining locality, the Merelani Hills of Tanzania. Like Tsavorites, they are also categorized as grossular garnets. In fact, Merelani Mint Green Garnet is just a light green cousin of Tsavorite. Its pastel green color is becoming more and more popular among collectors and jewelry designers. Unfortunately, just as in the case of Tsavorite, fine quality Merelani Mint garnets are getting very difficult to find in sizes above 2 carats, even gems 1+ carat are becoming quite expensive.

NOTE: Stones on this page were photographed under 5000 Kelvin "daylight" lighting.
For maximum color accuracy, descriptions were made in north-facing natural daylight,
indoors, between 11am-2pm, at 32.89°N latitude.

COLOR: Wherever possible, a similar Pantone Color Card number has been used, NOT the Pantone colors online,
which necessarily use RGB approximations, are grayer, and not at all the same.
Since color is so subjective to lighting conditions, and light is in turn subjective to location,
descriptions and pictures are intended to give a general idea of actual color.
To know what these stones really look like, there is no substitute for seeing them in person.

 

round green tsavorite garnet
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Round "Portuguese" Cut
Weight: 1.29cts
Measurements: 6.5mm, depth 4.2mm
Clarity: VVS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1675.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_246
Description: Mmmm...green-green no yellow tone. Gorgeous sparkly cut and excellent clarity. (Cut by Andrew Gulij) No Pantone match

green tsavorite garnet round
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Round "Portuguese" Cut
Weight: 1.36cts
Measurements: 6.6mm, depth 4.2mm
Clarity: VVS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1765.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_248
Description:Fantastic green-green Tsavo. Sparkly and fiery, well cut and clean. Nice! (Cut by Andrew Gulij) Closest Pantone Color Card: No match overall, but flashes of 355C


green tsavorite oval garnet
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Modified "Portuguese" Style Oval
Weight: 1.87cts
Measurements: 8.6x6.4mm, depth 4.5mm
Clarity: VVS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 2595.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_247
Description:Beautiful Tsavorite oval, nice size. Excellent cut and clarity, pure green, no yellowishness. (Cut by Andrew Gulij)
Closest Pantone Color Card: No match overall, but flashes of 355C

 

green tsavorite garnet
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite "Portuguese" Style Cut Oval
Weight: 1.26cts
Measurements: 7.2x5.8mm, depth 4mm
Clarity: VVS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1175.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_229
Description: Sparkly and brilliant deep green Tsavorite. Excellent cut and clarity.
Closest Pantone Color Card:3415C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)
oval green tsavorite garnet
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Modified "Portuguese" Style Oval
Weight: 1.18cts
Measurements: 7.5x5.9mm, depth 3.2mm
Clarity: VVS-VS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 895.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_245
Description: Deep, cool green, no yellowishness. Beautifully cut, faint inclusion (see 5 o'clock position on super-size photo). Closest Pantone Color Card: 3415C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)

matched pair of tsavorite green garnets
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite "Portuguese" Style Cut Oval Pair
Weight: 2.54cts total
Measurements: 7x6mm, depth 4.2mm
Clarity: VVS-VS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 2250.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_231
Description: Gorgeous, deep, glowy-green matched Tsavorite pair. Well cut and face up eye clean. Flashy and sparkly!
Closest Pantone Color Card: 3415C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)

 

round bright green garnet tsavorite
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite "Portuguese" Style Cut Round
Weight: 1.94cts
Measurements: 8mm, depth 4.6mm
Clarity: VS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1890.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_238
Description: HUGE Bright green Tsavorite round! VS clarity due to haziness, not glaring inclusions. Seems to have a light on inside! Closest Pantone Color Card: 7481C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)
merelani mint green garnet round
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Merelani Mint Green Garnet "Portuguese" Cut Round
Weight: 1.76cts
Measurements: 7.3mm, depth 5mm
Clarity: VVS
Origin: Tanzania
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1520.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_244
Description: Gorgeous pastel green Merelani round. Portuguese cut "lights" it up! Beautiful mint green, no yellow. Excellent cut and clarity.
Closest Pantone Color Card: 352C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)

cushion tsavorite bright green
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Radiant Style Cut Cushion
Weight: .81cts
Measurements: 7.1x4.1mm, depth 3.5mm
Clarity: VS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 275.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_239
Description: Granny Smith apple green! Has a small veil that is well hidden by facetting. The price is right!
Closest Pantone Color Card: 7479C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)

 

mint green tsavorite cushion
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Modified "Portuguese" Cushion
Weight: 1.62cts
Measurements: 8.5x6.3mm, depth 4mm
Clarity: VVS-VS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 995.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_241
Description: Beautiful, sparkly, medium-light green Tsavorite cushion. Very brilliant and sparkly. Some sprinkles inside, no glaring inclusion. Well cut and proportioned.
Closest Pantone Color Card: 360C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)
cushion tsavorite garnet light green
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Modified "Portuguese" Cushion
Weight: 2.45cts
Measurements: 8.5x7.9mm, depth 4.6mm
Clarity: VS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1690.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_243
Description: HUGE Tsavorite cushion! Bright and flashy limeade green. VS clarity due to some sprinkles, no glaring inclusions -and so bright you won't care!
Closest Pantone Color Card: 368C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)

tsavorite garnet cushion mint green
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Modified "Scissors" Cut Cushion
Weight: 2.30cts
Measurements: 7.8x6.3mm, depth 5mm
Clarity: VVS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1940.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_242
Description: Fabulous bright, brilliant green! I can see lime and green apple. Excellent cut and clarity, nice!
Closest Pantone Color Card: 360C overall
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)

 

oval green tsavorite
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Oval "Portuguese" Style Cut
Weight: .95 cts
Measurements: 7.6x5.3mm, depth 3.3mm
Clarity: VVS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 675.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite- 216
Description: Intense fiery green. Well cut and eye clean. Sparkly and flashy. Closest Pantone Coated Color Card: 348C
(American Cutting)
cushion green garnet tsavorite
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite Cushion Hybrid "Portuguese" Style Cut
Weight: 2.02cts
Measurements: 7.8x6mm, depth 5.1mm
Clarity: VS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1525.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_232
Description: Beautiful deep green cushion. Faint inclusions are minimized by creative cutting. High crown, nice sparkle.
Closest Pantone Color Card: 3415C
(Cut by Andrew Gulij)

green tsavorite oval
Tsavorite Green GarnetTsavorite Green Garnet
Tsavorite "Portuguese" Style Cut Oval
Weight: .98 cts
Measurements: 7x5.3mm, depth 3.4mm
Clarity: VVS
Origin: East Africa
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 590.00
Order/Stock No.: tsavorite_224
Description: Deep, true green without any yellow cast. Beautiful, clean and well cut. (Cut by Andrew Gulij)
Pantone Coated Color Card: Flashes of 347/348C

 


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