Tsavorite Alternate Birthstone for May A Variety of Grossular Garnet Tsavorite is a variety of green grossular garnet. It is one of the newest of the precious gemstones discovered in 1967. It occurs in shades of green ranging from spring-like pale green to intensely bluish green to deep forest green. Often compared to emerald, tsavorite is a superior choice in many ways. Tsavorite is not only more durable than emeralds, it is also more highly dispersive and refractive. Tsavorites are not treated with oils or resins as emeralds typically are.


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Famous Gemstones and Jewelry

The World of Famous Gems


Giant Aquamarine


The Chalk Emerald Ring
The Guinness Emerald Crystal
The Hooker Emerald Brooch
The Mackay Emerald Necklace
Maximillian Emerald Ring
The Patricia Emerald Crystal


 See Famous Opals
The Andamooka Opal
(aka The Queen's Opal)
Aurora Australis
The Black Prince
The Butterfly Stone
The Flame Queen
Halley's Comet
Jupiter Five
Olympic Australis
Pride of Australia
The Virgin Rainbow
Black opal ring
Opal Peacock Brooch


> The Black Prince's Ruby set in the British Imperial State Crown, is actually a red spinel.
The Delong Star Ruby
The Hixon Ruby Crystal
The Mandalay Ruby
The Midnight Star Ruby
The Mogok Ruby
(aka the Alan Caplan Ruby)
The Rosser Reeves Star Ruby
The Timur Ruby
(actually a large spinel)



The Bismark Sapphire Necklace
The Gordon Sapphire Necklace
The Gordon Star Sapphire Pendant-Ring
The Logan Sapphire Brooch
The Maria Alexandrovna Sapphire Brooch
Large Unnamed Star Sapphire Pendant-Brooch
Queen Marie of Romania's Sapphire
The Reward of Faith Sapphire
The Ruspoli Sapphire
The Star of Asia Star Sapphire
The Star of Bombay
The Star of India
The Stuart Sapphire
> St Edwards Sapphire


The Samarian Spinel


The American Golden Topaz




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