Green Garnet


Name: Green Garnet
Mineral Name: Tsavorite
Color(s): Light to deep green
Mineral Information: a variety of the garnet group species grossular, a calcium-aluminium garnet
Chemical Make-up: Ca3Al2Si3O12
Hardness: 7-7.5
Where they are found: Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar
About Stone: The word Grossular is derived a Latin word meaning “gross”, or large in size”. The name Garnet is taken from the Latin word granatium, which means “pomegranate” and it is generally believed that this association was a result of the Garnet crystals being similar in size and shape to the seeds of the pomegranate fruit.
Whilst undoubtedly millions and millions of years old, Tsavorite Garnet is a relatively recently discovered gemstone (circa 1967), whose discovery is attributed to the British geologist Campbell R. Brides.
Zodiac Association: Taurus
Metaphysical Properties: Exemplifies hope, empowerment, and all things nurturing from Mother Earth.It is a stone of prosperity and abundance; encouraging gratitude and service to others. Enhances relaxation and going with the flow, and inspires service and cooperation. Injects romance and fun into an over-practical life, boosting passion and energy in a love weighed down by worry.