We absolutely love puzzle rings with Tsavorite garnet. This is a naturally occurring green stone found only in Tanzania and Kenya. Though we are happy to make an emerald puzzle ring for anyone who wants it, we find that four of five clients who approach us for an emerald puzzle ring ultimately opt to go with Tsavorite garnet. Why? Tsavorite garnet is a care-free stone that is a beautiful bright green with high clarity. Emerald is very rarely a bright green, and it is rare to find an emerald with high clarity. It can be done, don’t get me wrong. But a high clarity emerald is generally very much more costly than a typical emerald, and, no matter what, an emerald is a brittle stone. It breaks very easily, and if you have it in a setting that holds it up off the puzzle ring, then it is easy to bang it on something and break it. You also must take care to not make emerald hot. No washing dishes, bathing, showering, etc. with your emerald puzzle ring. Furthermore, emerald must be oiled annually to keep it “healthy.”
Not so with Tsavorite garnet. You can make it hot. It is not brittle, so it would take a lot to break it. And you don’t have to oil it. So we love this stone, and we have a fabulous supplier of very high grade Tsavorite garnet, so we can easily source this stone in round, marquise, and princess cut. We may even be able to source it in cushion cut. The size range is excellent, so no matter how big you want your stone, we can accommodate your desire.