Tsavorite Garnet
Lindi, Tsavo Plains, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm
Tsavorite is technically a rare form of Grossular Garnet and is not only rare as heck but desirable because of its unique beauty. This pair of intergrown crystals is absolutely stunning. The deep green, almost electric color, fabulous clarity, and superb luster make this specimen a true killer. This is a fantastic, if admittedly small thumbnail. However, the color intensity adds somewhat to the visual impact and the unusual sharpness and gemminess of the crystal transcend the size limitation. It MUST also have a sizable gem value if cut up...