Tsavorite Gemstones: deep greens from East Africa
The story of tsavorite jewelry is new and quite interesting. When Campbell Bridges, a gem prospector from England, was surveying the mountains of North East Tanzania, he came across a deposit of unusual stones. On further exploration, he found a similar deposit of stones in the Tsavo National Park in Kenya. New to the market, Tsavorite was all the rage in the early 1970's as luxury jewelers heralded the magnificent new gem for its depth of color and brilliance.
Ross-Simons Tsavorite Collection
Look for fresh finds and exclusive one-of-a-kind Tsavorite rings in our Estate Jewelry Collection. Some of finest stones are captured in vintage pieces from the late 20th Century. Our jewelry consultants will often pair Tsavorite with diamonds for wonderful pendant and Tsavorite necklaces set in 14kt gold are a delight to behold.
Ross-Simons' Tsavorite Jewelry
The color of spring emerges in Ross-Simons' tsavorite jewelry. Deep greens range on the palette from a pale sea green to a forest green that captures the beauty of nature reborn. Tsavorite's brilliance makes it a great accompaniment for diamonds, and our buyers love matching the deep greens with 14kt yellow or white gold. Also, clever collectors of vintage jewelry can find some wonderful Tsavorite rings from the 1970's in our Estate Jewelry Collection. As stones larger than 1 carat are quite rare, our buyers will pair Tsavorite accents to enhance the range and depth of color in Tsavorite necklaces and pendants. The most astute jewelry collector will notice that even in small stones, Tsavorite jewelry has an enchanting and beguiling radiance.
Tsavorite Jewelry Care & Handling
Tsavorite is a relatively hard gem (7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale) and takes well to faceting — which enhances the brilliance of this highly refractive stone. Tvavorite's sparkle makes it a great accompaniment for diamonds and other precious gems. As hard as an emerald, but much more durable, tsavorite jewelry should still be handled with care. Clean with a soft cloth. Wrap Tsavorite necklaces, rings and jewelry in a soft cloth or keep them safely in your Ross-Simons presentation box.