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Alexandrites:

Alexandrites are color changing chrysoberyls. As a rule of thumb a chrysoberyl must show more than 50% color change to be elevated to the status of ‘alexandrite’.

The decision where 50% begins, must be left to independent gem laboratories like GIA, AIGS or IGI.

As such, alexandrite is not a stand-alone gem variety but a subset of chrysoberyls. Nevertheless, they are amongst the most famous and legendary gems.

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Russian color change alexandrite with IGI report changing from vivid green to brown red
Price:
$24,000.00
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1.00 Carat
Color Changer
Medium Dark 60
Free of Inclusions

emerald green at day to ruby red alexandrite with AGTL and IGI report from Araku valley
Price:
$17,500.00
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1.18 Carat
Color Changer
Medium Dark 65
Lightly Included

100% color change alexandrite with IGI report under one carat
Price:
$1,280.00
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0.73 Carat
Color Changer
Medium Dark 85
Translucent

matching pair of certified untreated emeralds in highest quality
Price:
$1,500.00
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1.51 Carat
Color-Changer
Medium Dark 80
Semi-Translucent

unique almost 100% color change alexandrite over one carat with IGI report
Price:
$1,550.00
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1.21 Carat
Color Changer
Medium Dark 80
Semi-Translucent

unique almost 100% color change alexandrite with DSEF report
Price:
$4,250.00
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0.91 Carat
Color Changer
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

white gold and diamonds with ten carats zultanite as center
Price:
$96,000.00
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From the David Jerome Collection:
Untreated 10.65ct Zultanite 
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untreated alexandrites cat's eye gemstone roundish
Price:
$2,800.00
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0.63 Carat
Color Changer
Medium Dark 80
Translucent 

fine 100% color change alexandrite facetted
Price:
$9,500.00
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0.66 Carat
Colour Changer
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

giant green to orange alexandrite certified
Price:
$66,000.00
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5.01 Carat
Color Changer
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included

ceylon alexandrite certified and untreated with strong color change
Price:
$12,900.00
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1.04 Carat (hold)
Color Changer
Medium Dark 60
Very Lightly Included

Ceylon Alexandrite Cat's Eye 8.16 Carat
8.16 Carat (sold)
Color Changer
Medium Dark 60
Transparent
untreated cat's eye gemstone chyrosberyl long oval
Price:
$1,750.00
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1.40 Carat
Bright Yellow Green
Medium 50
Free of Inclusions 

matching pair of certified alexandrites with 100 percent color-change
Price:
$490.00
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0.69 Carat
Color-Changer
Medium Dark 80
Semi-Translucent

matching pair of certified alexandrites with fine color change
Price:
$550.00
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0.61 Carat (hold)
Color-Changer
Medium Dark 80
Semi-Translucent

100% color change alexandrite with IGI report under one carat blue-green to red-purple
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$1,220.00
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0.67 Carat
Color Changer
Medium Dark 80
Translucent


Alexandrites:

Alexandrites are color changing chrysoberyls. As a rule of thumb a chrysoberyl must show more than 50% color change to be elevated to the status of ‘alexandrite’.

The decision where 50% begins, must be left to independent gem laboratories like GIA, AIGS or IGI.

As such, alexandrite is not a stand-alone gem variety but a subset of chrysoberyls. Nevertheless, they are amongst the most famous and legendary gems.

Trouble is, they are not a quick stone to comprehend, not a fast-food gem. They need time and study, patience and good-will, not to speak of a good credit card. Even the best specimen usually displays a mix of colors due to the simple fact that light itself is always mixed, rarely pure. However, once you have entered the magic, witnessed how solid matter changes color from green to red, you are hooked for a lifetime. Watch-out!

So far, I have not heard of any treatments on alexandrite, but that does not mean somebody is not doing it somewhere and of course, there are synthetic Alexandrites, doublets, wanna-be Alexandrite (e.g. heated synthetic color-change sapphire sold as Alexandrites). For this reason, and because of the all-important separation from color shifting chrysoberyls, it is advisable not to buy an Alexandrite without gem-lab report.

Fine stones in jewelry sizes can easily sell for $10,000 per carat. Collector gems over 10 carats are a privilege of wealth.

Read about how to judge an alexandrite on photo.

We do not stock many alexandrites for the obvious reason that they bind too much capital but we have excellent contacts to Sri Lankan miners that regularly find top quality gems.

Start a hunt if you can’t find one here.

P.S. Also available: Alexandrite cat's eyes, a double whammy of magic.

Too costly? See other color change gemstones

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