A member of the garnet family this stone is relatively new on the gemological scene. A deposit was found in 1967 by a British gem prospector in northeast Tanzania. This vivid green stone is believed to be 200 times more rare than emerald. It was also found in nearby Kenya in 1971 by the same prospector who was granted a permit to mine it. The public was introduced to the stone by Tiffany and Co in 1974. The only other place it is found on the planet is Madagascar.
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