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WILLS Gemstone Knowledge [Saint among Gemstones ~ Tsavorite (Tsavorite) Evaluation]

WILLS Gemstone Knowledge [Saint among Gemstones ~ Tsavorite (Tsavorite) Evaluation]


Tsavorite is a rare variety of bright green garnet. It was discovered by geologists in the late 1960s . In the early 1970s , Tiffany & Co. named this gem Tsavorite and promoted it to the world . world. Compared with emerald, Tsavorite has stronger luster, higher hardness, and purer, and its output is also scarce. It is the new darling of the green gemstone series and is known as the " Saint among Gems . " Although the price is lower than emerald, the growth momentum is staggering, and it is a potential stock in the gem industry. How to choose unique tsavorite stones? If you want to quickly grasp the key points of choosing tsavorite stones, take a look at the introduction of WILLS JEWELLERY !

History background

Geologist Campbell Bridges (Campbell Bridges) is a very famous gem "star scout", it was he who discovered Tsavorite (Tsavorite). This famous gemstone scout has discovered many new gemstones. He is the founder of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. At that time, the president of Tiffany hired Bridges as a consultant, and with the help of his influence in the tsavorite mining area in Kenya, he began to explore this new gemstone.

When Tiffany got a new treasure, she gave this clear bright green gem a name that was very similar to that of a medieval poet: "Tsavorite". Every time she recited this name, people couldn't help but think of those gems from the Renaissance. The painter depicts a girl in a charming green gauze skirt or a handsome poet with melancholy eyes. In fact, "Tiffany" is not a beautiful stage name specially made up by Tiffany in order to promote celebrities. It is exactly the name of its birthplace: Tsavor National Park. This word derived from the local dialect has a very emotional meaning: Come with me. Because its ancestry comes from Africa, it has quickly become the most "wild and rebellious romanticism" gemstone in the jewelry market.

Appreciative traits

When purchasing Tsavorite , you can start from its color, clarity, weight, processing, origin and other aspects.

color:

The color of tsavorite itself is more commonly slightly yellowish, and may also be slightly bluish, but this is relatively rare. The best color is emerald green. If the concentration is too deep, it will turn into dark green.

Common colors on the market. [[Image source: GIA]]

Cleaness:

Tsavorite has only been discovered for a few decades, and no synthetic tsavorite has yet been found on the market. Most tsavorites contain very little content and do not require manual processing, so there is no great doubt about the authenticity of tsavorites when purchasing them.

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weight:

Since the crystal particles of tsavorite are generally small, 85% of the raw stones on the market are less than 1 carat in weight, while only about 2.5% are more than 2 carats , and it is even more rare if they are more than 5 carats.

The heaviest tsavorite known so far is approximately 283.74 ct [[Image source: GIA]

Approximately 116.76 ct after polishing and cutting [[Picture source: GIA]

deal with:

Some parts will be heated and optimized to bring out the color of the gemstones more saturated.

Origin:

Mainly Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar.

Because of its bright emerald green color, tsavorite often becomes the protagonist of jewelry and is suitable for inlaying a variety of tsavorite-themed jewelry.

Tsavorite style [Photo source: Tiffany & Co.]


Gemstone review by WILLS JEWELLERY

WILLS JEWELLERY is committed to providing customers with the most professional services. All tsavorite products are also accompanied by our gemstone reviews. Some products even have professional identification certificates, listing the grade of the natural gemstones selected, so that customers can clearly understand what they are purchasing. The characteristics of gemstone products provide the best confidence guarantee.

Rating notes Cut: The faceting and polishing process used by craftsmen Origin: The physical characteristics of the origin shown by the gemstone Color depth: The inherent natural color of the gemstone Concentration Color: The inherent natural color category of the gemstone, which is closely related to the origin Inclusions: Natural The mineral substances present in the gem affect the visual value. Transparency: Affected by the density and distribution of the inclusions and the quality of the gemstone, the higher the transparency, the more fire the gem will show . Heating optimization: the traditional gem physical optimization process. The function is to enhance the original color of the gemstone, making it more appreciable, thereby increasing its value . The color will not change with the passage of time.

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