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Tsavorite Rarity and Quality with Bruce Bridges

Tsavorite Rarity and Quality with Bruce Bridges

Interview with Tsavorite Expert

In Part Two of the interview with Bruce Bridges, owner of Bridges Tsavorite, Bruce discusses Tsavorite Garnet’s rarity, quality factors, tsavorite for everyday wear (bridal), mint garnet, and advice for sales professionals.

“Tsavorite is 1,000 times rarer than emerald under 3cts and 5,000x rarer than emerald over 3cts.” -Bruce Bridges, Bridges Tsavorite

Related Links

Connect with Bruce: Website | Instagram

History of Tsavorite

What is Tsavorite?


Listen to Part One here.

Show Notes

Tsavorite Rarity [00:52]

Tsavorite Color & Quality Factors [7:00]

Mint Garnet [10:18]

Tsavorite Engagement Rings [19:16]

How to Sell Tsavorite [24:59]

“Turquoise Fever” Mining with Emily Otteson

“Turquoise Fever” Mining with Emily Otteson

Turquoise miner and reality television personality, Emily Otteson, discusses American turquoise, variscite and White Buffalo mining, the impact their television show has had on the Otteson family business and the future of the turquoise market. 

Emily Otteson and her husband own multiple turquoise mines in Nevada and are featured on the hit television show, Turquoise Fever. 

Selected Links from the Episode

Connect with Emily: Shop | Instagram | Etsy

Turquoise Fever: Watch Now

Gemstones: Turquoise | White Buffalo | Poseidon (Variscite)

Full Show Notes

Mining in Nevada [4:16]

White Buffalo is Dolomite-Calcite; NOT Howlite and NOT “White Turquoise” [12:10]

“Turquoise Fever” the TV Show [14:25]

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