While red garnets are among the most popular variants of garnet on the market today, two types of green garnet, Tsavorite and Demantoid, are also stunning, beautiful, and perfect for that special someone with a January birthday. At Knox Jewelers, we enjoy creating custom rings with our customers to include colorful center stones or whatever other details you may desire. Let’s take a closer look now at the different between the Tasvorite and Demantoid garnet types and see which one is best suited for you.
Tsavorite: Perfect Clarity, Color, and Strength
Tsavorite derives its name from the location where it was found in Tsavo, Kenya. It was discovered by Campbell Bridges, a Scottish geologist who dedicated his life to championing the African gem mining industry. The unique properties of Tasvorite are derived from the fact that it is completely natural and produced entirely in nature – in other words, no heating or other artificial processes are necessary. Tsavorite is known for its intensely green color and outstanding dispersion and brilliance, important factors which make it more than an equal match for emerald. In fact, Tsavorite is even more durable than comparable emerald gemstones, making it a superior option at only a fraction of the cost.
Demantoid: Among the Most Brilliant
Demantoid (meaning ‘ diamond like ‘) is another type of green garnet that is most well known for its higher refractive index and dispersion when compared to Tasvorite and other green grossular variants. Although relatively obscure in terms of popularity, demantoid is among the most brilliant of gemstones, and most definitely so among the garnet family. As a green andradite, it has slightly better intrinsic properties than its counterparts, though it is also somewhat softer. Demantoid garnet is stunning, and was the favored gem of Imperial Russia for time. This particular garnet variation is rare however, and can be quite expensive to acquire jewelry grade gems.
Custom Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands by Knox Jewelers
Both Tsavorite and Demantoid are fantastic choices for those customers who are looking to design a unique engagement ring or wedding band with a green garnet stone setting. Green garnet stones can be coupled with practically any kind band or design, including the various golds (white, rose, yellow), platinum, and more. Furthermore, the designs we have crafted from scratch for customers in the past can be outfitted with a green garnet stones for a unique and beautiful touch.
Get in Touch with Us!
We are a friendly crowd here at Knox Jewelers, and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about green garnet stones. We are gladly able to assist you in coming up with a unique design that incorporates the exact metals, flourishes, and garnet stones you desire, while also working together with you in a collaborative process. Naturally, you’ll want to act sooner than later – green garnet stones are still relatively less known than emeralds and other more popular gemstones, thus making them considerably less expensive than their comparatively sized counterparts. Get in touch with us soon!