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Tsavorite Garnet, Grossularite Gemstone Information.
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Tsavorite Garnet (grossular garnet) comes from the garnet species grossularite, taken from grossularia, the genus name for gooseberry. It was orginally found in Tsavo National Park in Kenya and appeared on the market in 1970.
 

ENHANCEMENT CODE N
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PROPERTIES
Refractive Index 1.74
Hardness = 7-7.5 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =3.61
Species - Grossularite
Optic Character - Single Refraction.
Phenomena - None


WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Usually safe
Steamer: Never
Heat: Fair-poor; temperature changes may
cause fracturing
Chemicals that harm: Hydrofluoric acid

 

Crystal Structure
Tsavorite Garnet crystal.
Crystal system: Isometric, rhombic, dodecahedrons, icositetrahedron.

MAJOR SOURCES
Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, India
Birthstones
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
Common Cut Examples.

Marquise cut Tsavorite Garnet.
Marquise cut.
 
Emerald cut Tsavorite Garnet.
Emerald cut.
Oval shape Tsavorite Garnet.
Oval shape.
Trillion cut Tsavorite Garnet.
Trillion cut.

Round cut Tsavorite Garnet.
Round cut.

Princess cut Tsavorite Garnet.
Square cuts.
Princess cut.
Step cut.
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Straight baguette Tsavorite Garnet.
Straight baguette.
 


Pear shape.
 
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