Garnet var. Tsavorite (rough and cut set)
Tsavo National Park, Kenya
Thumbnail, 3.3 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm (Crystal), 0.87 ct (Gem)

3.3 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm (Specimen); 0.87 carats; 5.82 mm x 5.23 mm (Gem) - Tsavorite is a wonderfully brilliant green colored vanadium-bearing Grossular and the best examples are those from Tsavo National Park in Kenya. I have only seen a handful of crystallized Tsavorites from this locality, but the gem rough produces some amazing faceted stones. The stone that accompanies this set is a fine "Step Trillion" cut gem with what I consider to be nearly the perfect hue of green for Tsavorite as it's not too dark or too pale. It's a lively stone with wonderful overall color and clarity that matches up wonderfully with the gemmy green piece of rough in host rock matrix.