Alexandrite Ceylon Natural Unheated 1.66ct
Alexandrite is the color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Green by Day. Alexandrite is bluish green in daylight or fluorescent light. Red by Night. Alexandrite is purplish red in incandescent light or candlelight.
Alexandrite is a gemstone that has been known to people for less than two centuries. It was first found in 1830 in Russia, in the Urals. It is a type of chrysoberyl mineral. The name was given to the stone on the occasion of the coming of age of the future Tsar of Russia Alexander II. Alexandrites were very popular at the end of the 19th century in the highest circles of Russian society. Together with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, they are referred to a special “top” category of the rarest and most expensive precious stones in the world.
What are alexandrites valued for? There are very few of them on the world market, much less than rubies, sapphires or emeralds. Consider the factors that affect beauty and value. One of them is rarity. At the present time, it is quite problematic to find a natural specimen of good quality more than 2 carats on sale. The main problem is to find such alexandrite so that its color is attractive.
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Specification: Alexandrite Ceylon Natural Unheated 1.66ct
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