Australian Opal Cabochon, Tsavorite Garnets and Mexican Fire Opals in 18k Yellow Gold
From the flora inspired collection: Nectar
Handmade by Marla Trudine
*This piece is custom made to order. There will be slight differences between your custom designed piece and the one shown here, as each piece is hand formed and one of a kind. Please be patient with the 3-5 weeks it will take for me to make each custom order. Upon receipt of order, I will contact you quickly to discuss the details of your unique piece to make sure it is right, just for you.
A Note on Tsavorite Garnet
Emerald has always been the rarest and most valuable of the green gemstones. But its preeminence is challenged by an even rarer gem from Africa, the chrome green tsavorite garnet. While emerald continues to be a classic gem, many gem dealers would argue that fine tsavorite is in many ways superior to all but the very finest emeralds.
Compared to emerald, tsavorite is a more brilliant and fiery gem, with color saturation that can be matched by only the finest emeralds. Where emerald tends to have a sleepy look, due to its lower refractive index and many inclusions, fine tsavorite is relatively clean and transparent with twice the dispersion (fire) of emerald.
Unlike emerald, tsavorite is always completely natural and untreated. Because of its many surface-reaching inclusions, emerald is almost always fracture-filled with oil or resins.