Tsavorite (Green Garnet) is desired for its vivid radiant green. Its color ranges from a new spring green to an intense blue-green to deep forest green. These colors have a refreshing and invigorating effect on the senses.
This gemstone is also valued for its great brilliance. Old legends used to say a garnet was a hard thing to hide - its sparkling light was said to remain visible even through clothing.
It is rare to find a raw crystal of over 5 carats, but that is one of the special features of this gemstone: that it can display great luminosity even in small sizes.