Merelani Mint Garnet is the cousin of Tsavorite garnet. Both are found in the Merelani hills of Tanzania. Mint garnets are lighter shade of green than Tsavorite, but are generally a brighter gemstone. Most of the mines producing both the Mint and Tsavorite garnets are closed, with no immediate prospects of reopening. Both were already rare in sizes over 2 carats, and now even gemstones over 1 carat are becoming much more valuable. We are currently in the process of acquiring additional Merelani Mint Garnets, and will add them to our featured gem as soon as they are available.