Mineral Information

Origin: Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania

Mineral Species: Grossular

Mineral Group: Silicates - nesosilicates

Chemical Formula: Ca3Al2Si3O12

Hardness: 6.5-7

Crystal System: Isometric

Colour: Bright green

Typical Appearance: Crystalline masses or granular. More rarely as dodecahedral or trapezoidal crystals, or a combination of the two.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Sagittarius

Chakra Alignment: Heart

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: After the Tsavo National Park, Kenya, which lies near the type locality in Tanzania, along the Kenyan border.

Additional Information

As with other grossular garnets, Tsavorite aids calm acceptance and being in the Tao. It is a good stone to use during life’s challenges. Tsavorite also comforts, warms and cocoons the heart, as well as strengthening it on a physical level. It increases the flow of energy throughout the meridians and stimulates kidney energy (in the Chinese system), and also stimulates the immune system, pituitary and thyroid. Tsavorite can be used as a gentle pain reliever, and sometimes to treat eye problems.