A beautiful tsavorite-pair in round, from the Garnet family. The name of the Tsavorite comes from the Tsavo National Park in Kenya. In addition, it resembles the emerald in colour with its strong and lively green.
A lot has changed at our construction site in the last few months. Meanwhile the lower area of our cutting manufactury has been finished.
During the next two year we are going to build a new Headquarter in Kirschweiler. The costruction just started two weeks ago and is supose to be finished next year.
Origin Tanzania: Mandarin Garnet
The second gemstone is mandarin Garnet. In Tanzania you can find the most vivid orange but nearly all have black spots inside the crystal. For that reason most mandarin garnets are only used for cabouchons.
This type of garnet became popular between 2014 and 2015. For a garnet this purplish color was something new and even for the whole gemstone world there are not many stones with such an intense deep purple. The high refraction of a garnet on top makes an amazing and fascinating “new“ Gemstone. The chemical structure of this garnet contains two well known garnets, Almandin and Rhodolite. HC Arnodldi e.K. is always open for something new and we are very happy to have some of this rare material.
We recently bought two lots of wonderful garnets. The green garnet also known as tsavorite is from Tanzania and the purple garnet is from Mozambique also known as royal purple garnet. The tsavorite pair is above 9 cts and the royal purple garnet is above 6 cts.