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Gem Treasures 14K Gold 0.82ctw Tsavorite & Diamond Pendant w/ Chain - 126-848


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126-848 - Gem Treasures 14K Gold 0.82ctw Tsavorite & Diamond Pendant w/ Chain
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Gem Treasures 14K Gold 0.82ctw Tsavorite & Diamond Pendant w/ Chain

This ornate pendant channels your inner sophisticate with a verdant tsavorite center stone set atop a backdrop of radiant diamonds. Crafted from polished 14K yellow gold with rhodium accents, the pendant bestows a rich glow with a square full cut 2.5mm tsavorite in a channel setting. Surrounding this are various round full cut 1mm diamonds in prong settings.

The tsavorite weighs 0.50ct and the total diamond weight is 0.32ct (both approximate). The diamonds have a clarity grade of I1-I2 and a color grade of I-J. Measuring 1-1/16"L x 11/16"W x 13/16"H, the pendant features a single bail and includes an 18" box chain that secures with a spring ring clasp.

Part of the Gem Treasures Collection. Made in China. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.


Tsavorite    


Tsavorite:

Pronounced SAV-OH-RITE, the tsavorite gemstone features an intense green color that ranges from a vivid light hue to a deep, velvety forest shade. It is a member of the garnet family and is often referred to as a green grossularite. Like other garnets, tsavorite is naturally pristine with no treatments and features a strikingly high brilliance.

In 1967, British geologist Campbell R. Brides discovered tsavorite in Tanzania. He found strange, potato-shaped rocks that had breathtakingly beautiful green grains and crystals inside them. In 1971, he discovered the same gemstone vein extended into Kenya, where he could officially start exploiting the occurrence.

Henry Platt, the former president of Tiffany & Co in New York, named the stone after its occurrence near the famous game frontier, Tsavo-National Park. In 1974, Tiffany’s started a special promotion campaign to make tsavorite well known throughout the United States. Campaigns in other countries followed, and tsavorite soon became sought-after everywhere.

Tsavorite is quite rare and can cost several thousand dollars per carat depending on size and quality. Larger stones are exceedingly scarce. Only occasionally is a rough crystal more than 5.00ct found, making tsavorites weighing 2.00ct or more quite valuable. Fortunately, the brilliance and luminosity of these gems are displayed even in smaller sizes. They rank a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs Scale and enjoy an especially high light-refraction index.

Too new to have folklore of its own, tsavorite is believed to hold the mystical powers of garnet, including protection and healing. Garnets also symbolize loyalty and can be exchanged between friends to ensure they meet again.




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