Of the different varieties of gemstones and beads available the spectacular green garnet (Tsavorite) beads have its own style and you might have come across about the legend, which highlights how it was discovered by a geologist.
Green Garnet (Tsavorite) was accidently discovered by Campbell Bridges, the Geologist in 1961 in Zimbabwe when he was working on a project for United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, from a hill, while examining some rare rocks which were scattered on the hills. The discovery of the crystal rocks also substantiates the fact that these mountains which include crystals emanated from the nearby oceans thousands of years back and with the passage of time rocks would have been formed and gave birth to shine crystals which today is known as Green Garnet (Tsavorite) Beads.
According to Campbell his second discovery with this bead was in northern Tanzania during 1967from a small hidden valley which was around 100 Kilometer South West of Kilimanjaro. Subsequently during 1970, he founded more such places in Kenya where deposits pertaining to Green Garnet Tsavorite beads were found.
In 1973 the then President of Tiffany & Co. showed interest in the discovery of the stone and gave it the trade name of “Tsavorite”. But Germans called this gemstone as “Tsavolite”.
Earlier the problem with these gemstones was that it didn’t get the required exposure and remained a mystery before it saw the light of the day. Talking about the usefulness of this gemstone, Campbell, who discovered this precious gemstone reveals that in order to get a rare dazzling effect, Tsavorite should be used with diamonds in jewelry, which is why now-a-days, jewelry manufacturers are using Tsavorite lines in diamond and color stones to give an awesome effect. As a collector of beads and gemstones you should be aware that a fantastic designed jewelry setting often improves the quality of a bead or a gemstone.
Did you know that the green natural color in gemstone Tsavorite is the outcome of Chromium and Vanadium in it?
Green Garnet (Tsavotite) Faceted Teardrop Beads 7X10mm. Each Strand Has 12 Beads, Thease Low Grade Beads Are Sold By Strand, Price Per Strand.
Tsavorite Or Green Garnet Pear Shape Faceted Beads Low Grade 8X8mm On A 8 Inch Strand 120 Carats Minimum Weight. Sold By Strand.
Green Garnet Or Tsavorite Beads. These Faceted Flat Teardrop Beads Are Low Grade On A 8 Inch Strand, Size 12mm Long And 8mm Wide. Some Strand May Have larger Beads. Minimum Weight 240 Carats. Sold By Strand.
Tsavorite Beads AKA Green Garnet, Large Flat Teardrop Faceted Beads Are Low Grade 11mm Wide And 15mm Long On A 8 Inch Strand. Some Strand May Have larger Beads Minimum Weight 420 Carats. Sold By Strand.