a tsavorite crystal in the context of tsavorite meaning
May 13, 2020

Tsavorite Meaning – A Stone of Prosperity and Wealth  


Tsavorite is a stone which was discovered a few decades ago and it is a variation of Grossular Garnet. Even though it is a recent discovery, Tsavorite meaning is an important topic in the field of crystal and gemstones healing and metaphysical properties.

Let’s go through some background information about Grossular Garnet and Tsavorite before discussing the meaning and benefits of Tsavorite.


What is Grossular Garnet?

Grossular Garnet is a calcium aluminum silicate (Ca3Al2Si3O12) and it is a member of the Garnet mineral group. Grossular Garnet comes in almost every color except blue and the most popular is the color green.  Main varieties of Grossular Garnets are African Green Garnet, Hessonite Garnet and Tsavorite.  Tsavorite is the most expensive out of these three variations.

(Please refer here for more technical information on Grossular Garnet)


About Tsavorite

Tsavorite was discovered by the famous gemologist, Campbell Bridges. He claims that he first saw Tsavorite in 1961 in a rocky area in Zimbabwe. He subsequently found it in Tanzania in 1967 and in Kenya in 1970.   In Kenya, it was found in the borders of the Tsavo national park from which it got its name.  Campbell and Henry B. Platt, who was then President of the famous jewelry make Tiffany & Co., together gave this stone its name in 1973. Germans have proposed the name “Tsavolite” which could be the same reason why it is still called that (Tsavolite) in Europe. (You can read the story of Campbell Bridges from his own words here)

Since it is a type of garnet, it has a cubic crystal structure and a hardness between 7 – 7.5 in the Moh’s hardness scale. The coloring agent for Tsavorite is mostly vanadium, and occasionally chromium. These are the same trace elements as for Emerald. The stone gets a yellow tint in the presence of iron. Tsavorite is mined in Brazil, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, Canada, India and Italy.

Since Tsavorite is a variation of Garnet, it is also considered as a birthstone for the month of January.

image 1 : A Tsavorite Crystal

Tsavorite Meaning

Tsavorite is the most energetically focused and refined manifestation of the Grossular Garnet group. Hence, the benefits and powers of this stone are very interesting indeed.  I will discuss Tsavorite meaning under the following categories.

  1.  Emotional Benefits
  2.  Physical Healing Benefits
  3.  Chakra Healing and Energy Balancing


1. Emotional Benefits of Tsavorite

This is a stone of prosperity and wealth. The wealth this brings is not only money but also other pillars of true wealth such as creativity, health, emotional stability and artistic talents. It is a healer of all limitations on the physical plane of life. Tsavorite harmonize with pure green ray and its power and beauty is competitive with Emerald.

Tsavorite opens and purifies the heart chakra. Therefore, it stimulates generosity and charity. It also has the energizing effect on a person and increase the enthusiasm to enjoy life. The stone will help you to align your heart’s desires and make those a reality.

Tsavorite releases emotional grief which is stuck inside a person for a long time. It also alleviates negative feelings of insufficiency and financial anxiety. It fills you with faith and encourage socializing.

When Tsavorite is worn as a gem, it is believed to spread its positive effects to those who see it as well.  The green energy fields of Tsavorite influence the energy field of those who behold it and transmit its effects of abundance and prosperity. This feature of transmitting power of Tsavorite is beneficial in group working environments as when one person is wearing it, the whole team will benefit from the positive effects which can lead to the betterment of all.

It also improves the team and community spirit and influences to create team efforts. Tsavorite also stimulates imagination and creativity in social situations.

image 2 : A Pair of Tsavorite Earrings

2. Physical Healing Benefits

Healing benefits are another important aspect of Tsavorite meaning.

It is a gemstone which has positive effects on the recovery from physical or emotional illness.  It is considered as an excellent stone to have during the recovery period from a surgery as it helps the healing of the body via boosting cellular regeneration.  Tsavorite is a stone capable of stimulating the inherent self-healing power of the body.

Tsavorite strengthen the liver and kidneys. It improves the detoxification and regulate metabolism of fat.  Absorption of vitamins is also benefited by Tsavorite. Relieving inflammations throughout the skin and mucous is another benefit of Tsavorite.  It is also believed to improve fertility.

Tsavorite is also beneficial in treating rheumatism and arthritis. The thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries which is known as arteriosclerosis is also benefited by this stone.

Tsavorite stimulates blood circulation, improves the respiratory system and the immune system, and provides protection against highly infectious diseases.

As Tsavorite is a stone which stimulates blood flow, it is a good stone to carry during long trips to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is caused when a blood clot develops in a large vein. This can happen practically anytime but the probability is higher during long travels as you may be sitting for hours continuously.


3. Chakra Healing and Energy Balancing

As it was mentioned earlier, Tsavorite activates the heart chakra. Heart chakra controls our interactions with the world, what we accept and what we resist. It gives the strength to be independent and hold our values. An imbalanced heart chakra could result in overly reacting to the changes in the environment. One may even feel either trying to over control and being controlled in a relationship.

The green crystal energy of Tsavorite helps to balance the heart chakra by removing blockages which makes us more aware of our emotions and needs. We will be better prepared to understand and accepts the natural ups and downs in a relationship.

image 3 : A 14 K Yellow Gold Tsavorite Ring

Final Thoughts

Grossular Garnets are renowned as powerful prosperity stones. The color energy it brings is another important aspect of Tsavorite meaning.

I believe you were able to learn about benefits and metaphysical properties of Tsavorite from this article. Please let me know if you have any questions and also, don’t forget to share this among other crystal and gemstone lovers.


Sources for my articles.

8 thoughts on “Tsavorite Meaning – A Stone of Prosperity and Wealth

  1. Wow – This is new information for me, never heard about this stone. I have heard that Emerald also has a rich green colour, does it also have similar features as compared to Tsavorite? Which is costlier Emerald or Tsavorite ?

  2. THe Tsavorite is indeed a beautiful stone. It looks like diamond. It can be sold as a close parent to Diamond. However, it is hard to believe that it has some mystical powers.

  3. Great post, I have never heard of tsavorite until now. Seems very interesting. Makes sense that it is a wealth gem if it opens your heart chakra, you become more aligned with the vibration of your goals; money etc… Do you sell gems too?

  4. You seem to be so knowledgeable about precious gems – have you ever taken any formal training courses on this topic, or does all your information come from your own experiments when wearing them?

    1. Hi Simon, Thanks. Yes, I did two courses on the gemstone identifications and properties. But as for these benefits, I have referred to the original sources at the end of the article.

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