Rare Garnet Origins
In recent years, new finds of rare colored garnets have thrilled gem lovers and jewelers alike. One find in particular gave us luscious purple garnets of Mozambique. The material first appeared in Bangkok gem markets in 2016. As the supply of this exceptional find dwindled, the value and rarity of top quality, larger material has increased substantially.
As a rich source of vivid green tsavorite garnet, Kenya’s Scorpion Mine, lay untouched for half a decade after the murder of its proprietor Campbell Bridges, but since 2015, operations have resumed and the output is more exciting than ever. There are also strong deposits found in Tanzania and East Africa.