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Brazilian Alexandrite Emerald Cut , ,

Here is one of the finest Brazilian Alexandrites that you will ever see. This is a superb stone in every regard. Alexandrites over one carat are considered large and scarce so this one is quite impressive especially considering its eye clean clarity and ideal saturation. Alexandrite is a colour changing stone – in daylight and under fluorescent lights it exhibits a strong teal blue colour and changes under incandescent and halogen lights to a strong purplish red hue. The colour change is as remarkable as you could want. In mixed lighting you will get, as you expect, a mixed effect with the blues and reds flashing and sparkling dynamically, creating a very stunning gemstone. This incredible, one-of-a-kind gemstone has been precision cut and polished in the classic Emerald Cut design which is perfect for this stone as the design is all about showing off the colour in a gem. This Brazilian alexandrite is very highly recommended to anyone who is a connoisseur and collector of fine precious coloured gemstones.  It ticks every box and an alexandrite of this exceptional quality is a very rare stone indeed and also represents an excellent investment stone. Being hard, this alexandrite is also ideal for any jewellery setting but in particular it would make one spectacular ring setting, I can easily see this beauty surrounded by a halo of diamonds.

Alexandrite is a most particular gemstone and one of the rarest and most valuable of gems in the Mineral Kingdom and shares the same prestige as fine rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Alexandrite has a fascinating and colourful history. It was originally discovered in the Ural mountains of Russia in 1840 where the deposit was quickly exhausted and only a very small amount of fine quality gems were uncovered. These Russian alexandrites became very sort after and today are almost impossible to find outside of collections. It is believed that the newly discovered gem was named after the Russian tsar of the time, Alexander II. In 1987 a new deposit of alexandrite of excellent quality was discovered in Brazil sparking much excitement in the gem world. Alexandrite is renown for its remarkable colour change characteristic – in daylight and under certain lighting conditions (fluorescent) it exhibits a blue green teal colour and changes to a purplish pinkish red under incandescent and halogen lighting. Alexandrites are also generally only available as small cut stones with anything over one carat considered large. Alexandrite is also hard, being 8.5 on the moh scale making it ideal for all jewellery settings so you can wear and enjoy it every day.





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Daylight / Fluorescent = Blue Teal, Incandescent / Halogen = Purplish Pinkish Red