Gemstones
Tsavorite and peridot: Nature’s glorious gifts
2017/04/20
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Ring and collier set with peridot by Richard Hans Becker of Idar-Oberstein, Germany

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Tsavorite necklace layout of 62.96 carats from Paul Wild OHG

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‘Orchid’ pendant with a peridot centre gem by Caratell Pte Ltd

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‘Monet’ ring with diamonds, tsavorites, aquamarines, sapphires, tanzanites and opal by Sabina Lee of Green G

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A pair of tsavorite and diamond earrings by Caratell Pte Ltd

Their spectacular brilliance and gorgeous colours have made tsavorite and peridot among the most popular coloured gemstones in the market today. In this feature, industry insiders tell us why they are upbeat about the demand prospects for these gemstones.

Their spectacular brilliance and gorgeous colours have made tsavorite and peridot among the most popular coloured gemstones in the market today. In this feature, industry insiders tell us why they are upbeat about the demand prospects for these gemstones.

Over the years, tsavorites have become extremely popular among Chinese buyers, who are now driving global demand for the green gemstone, according to Milind Kala of Vivid Gems (HK).

“Tsavorites were highly sought after in the US and Europe with Europeans generally buying larger-sized, top-quality stones and the US market consuming smaller stones,” noted Kala. “Lately, however, the stone has caught the fancy of the Asian market – the Chinese and Taiwanese in particular.”

In love with green 

Apart from tsavorite, another green gemstone that is making waves in the market is the peridot – loved for its dainty olive-green hue, according to Michael Koh, managing director of Singapore-based Caratell Pte Ltd.

Peridot is preferred for its deep, pleasant green colour that exudes freshness, vitality and hope, added Koh.

“A gemstone connoisseur loves everything that is beautiful, rare and with unique properties such as peridots from Kashmir. In general, green gemstones are well-liked by Asians,” he noted.

Gem from Pakistan 

Germany-based gemstone dealer and jeweller Vikar Ahmed recently unveiled one of his top finds – a 121.01-carat peridot from Pakistan. “This is one of the biggest pieces of peridot ever discovered from Pakistan. The stone weighs 121.01 carats and has an intense bright green colour. It is also completely clean. We cut the stone in Idar-Oberstein perfectly,” Ahmed said.

The full story appears in JNA’s April issue. To subscribe, click here.

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