Tsavorite Garnet

Tsavorite is a variety of the garnet group and trace amounts of vanadium or chromium provide the green colour

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In 1967 a British gem prospector and geologist discovered a deposit of Tsavorite Garnet in the mountains of north-east Tanzania, in a place called Lemshuko. The specimens he found were of very intense colour and of high transparency.

Garnet was said to have strong curing powers and was used in powder form as poultice to relieve fever.

Green Tsavorite garnet is said to protect and preserve health and honour.

As an amulet, it was favored by travellers, for it was said to protect and preserve both health and honour, cure the wearer of all diseases and guard from all perils during the course of a journey.

Rare in gem-quality and over several carats in weight, tsavorite has occasionally been found in larger sizes. For example, in late 2006 a 925-carat (185 g) crystal was discovered. It yielded a 325 carat (65 g) oval cut stone, the largest faceted tsavorite in the world.

Garnet was supposed to have strong curing powers. In powder, it was used as poultice to relieve fever.

As an amulet, it was favored by travellers, for it was said to protect and preserve both health and honour, cure the wearer of all diseases and guard from all perils during the course of a journey.

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