Most people are familiar with Emerald which is a popular green gemstone. Lesser known but often more valuable is the rare gemstone, Tsavorite which is a grossular garnet that has been colored by chromium. Most Tsavorite garnet is mined in Africa. Color ranges from a light minty green to deep forest green.  Tsavorite garnet has a high refractive index which means that it will have a lot of flash and brilliance when cut. Prices range from a few hundred dollars per carat to several thousand dollars per carat.   

If you like Tsavorite garnets you might also like green tourmalines or even chrome tourmalines.  To learn more about Tourmaline follow this link or type “green tourmaline” or “chrome tourmaline” into the search bar on this website.