This AAA-grade round tsavorite garnet features an intense green color and light-catching facets, making it ideal for custom designs. The stone's relative hardness means it can be used even in rings which get the most wear and tear. This stone shows the superior cut, color saturation and active scintillation required to be classified as a top-quality AAA-grade stone. Use it alone to create a simple pendant or post earrings, or pair it with complementary-color stones to create a more complex pendant, bracelet or necklace. The vibrant green color of tsavorite garnet is the result of its vanadium and chromium content. This variety of garnet, while popular in its own right, can offer a lower-cost, yet semi-precious, alternative to gemstones such as emerald. Garnet is the birthstone for January.
Garnets are actually a family of closely related stones. The most common color is red; but garnets are also found in green, orange, pink and blue.
Round-cut gemstones are highly popular and the most commonly available. Rio round gemstones are calibrated for size and hand inspected to ensure maximum attractiveness.