Garnet 2018 07
This month we feature a pair of grossular garnets with two distinct colors and two historic mines.
The 12.63 cts emerald cut is highly saturated making it of the tsavorite variety. Pala bought this piece recently and it is reportedly from one of the original deposits near the Komolo Village in northern Tanzania. The yellow green hue, medium tone, and high saturation makes it a unique color. The size and precision emerald cut push it into the world class category.
The 11.33 cts oval cut is considered a mint green grossular garnet. Not quite saturated enough to be a tsavorite but has a striking mint hue and a neon like glow. This mint garnet is from the famous Merelani area in Tanzania. Found along with the massive tanzanite deposits these grossular garnets are occasionally found in the same mine.