New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2006
An exceptional stone, probably the largest fine color clean Tsavorite in the world was found near Arusha, Tanzania at the border of the original block B tanzanite mining area, (Block B extension), at a depth of 160 meters. The area is locally known as Karo. Even with a loupe, this stone is extremely clean. One or two other larger tsavorites have been unearthed in the last two or three years but they are lighter in color and the medium green color of this stone is better than any other stone in a similar size range.
Material like this has also been referred to as Meralani Mint Garnet but in such a large size, the tone becomes much darker and is no longer mint like at all. Weighing 120.68 cts., the cutting and proportions are good with no windowing and superior transparency. The stone was step cut in Thailand and measures 34.70 x 25.30 x 17.50mm.
At the Basel show from now until April 6, the stone can be viewed at Abouchar SA, Hall 3.0, Booth L 60 and is also being offered
About tsavorite variety.
Tsavorite garnet was first discovered in Tsavo national park near the border between Kenya and Tanzania. A member of the garnet group, the species is grossularite and the variety is tsavorite. The attractive green color of Tsavorite is caused by the presence of chromium and vanadium. Tsavorite is a trade name often associated with darker green garnets but there is no universally accepted standard that designates which shade of green qualifies as tsavorite. Some gemologists consider the presence of chromium to be proof and they refer to green chromium bearing grossularites as Tsavorites.
Tsavorites are relatively hard so they polish well. Like all garnets, they are singly refractive and as a result can be especially brilliant. Suitable in any kind of jewelry tsavorites offer excellent value and utility at a price more affordable than emeralds, especially in smaller sizes. Clean stones over 10cts. in size are extremely rare and much more expensive.
About Multicolour Gems Ltd.
Multicolour Gems Ltd is a major importer and processor of rough stones from East Africa and Madagascar. An online leader and wholesaler of precious and semiprecious gemstones, their website is located at http://www.multicolour.com.
Multicolour.com offers consumers a fast and easy way to buy gemstones at wholesale prices with complete confidence. Gemstones are selected and strictly graded according to GIA colored stone grading standards and 3rd party certification is available. The well designed website is easy to navigate and offers over 10,000 natural gemstones including an extensive selection of Tsavorites in a variety shapes, sizes, and price ranges. Multicolour Gems is located in Bangkok Thailand. The company can be reached by phone at 1-866-900-GEMS in USA.
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