Tsavorite Garnet

Birthstone: January
Family: Garnet
Colour: Deep lime green
Hardness: 6.5 – 7.5 (as per Mohs hardness scale)
Sources: Tsavo area in Kenya
Interesting Facts: A garnet in its crystal form is rounded and so its name is derived from the Latin word for grain, and, also from its similarity to the red seed of a pomegranate.

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