Where can I buy natural alexandrite?
Often described by gem aficionados as “emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is the very rare color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Originally discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1830s, it’s now found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil, but fine material is exceptionally rare and valuable.
How much does a real alexandrite ring cost?
Low quality alexandrite may be found for as little as $500.00 a carat, but high quality alexandrite is on average around $5,000 – $10,000 per carat and may go up to as much as $15,000 per carat depending on the gemstone’s clarity, cut, and, most importantly, color and color change characteristics.
How can I tell if my alexandrite is real?
Real alexandrite is a green color under sunlight or fluorescent light and changes to a red/purple color under incandescent light. So, that would be a concern. But again, the only real way to find out for sure is to have the ring analyzed.
Is natural alexandrite expensive?
In sizes up to one carat, top-quality natural gems can sell for up to $15,000 per carat. Over one carat, the prices range from $50,000 to $70,000 per carat! For more detailed value information, see our alexandrite buying guide.
What kind of ring is made of alexandrite?
ALEXANDRITE – Natural & Genuine Color-Change Alexandrite Sterling Silver Ring with White Sapphire Accents! Natural Blue Alexandrite 7 Carat Ring, 925 Sterling Silver, Handmade Ring For Men And Woman, Anniversary Gift.
Is the alexandrite engagement ring worth the money?
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Are there any alexandrite stones that change color?
Here is a GRS certified natural and extremely rare color changing Alexandrite cat’s eye from Brazil. Most gem quali… This GIA Certified Alexandrite is truly a special stone. Changing color in light, the 2.23 carat stone ranges from yellowish-green to brown-yellow.
How big is a large natural alexandrite stone?
A large and difficult to source natural Alexandrite weighing 8.29 carats. Stones over 3 carats are scarce making this 8 carat example extremely rare. It is accented by 2 baguette-cut…