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Brazilian Alexandrite Round Pair , , ,

Fine quality Brazilian alexandrites are hard to find at the best of times but to discover a matched pair of equally stunning Brazilian alexandrites of this size and caliber is almost unheard of. These are a beautiful pair of alexandrites, well matched and crying out to be set in an amazing, one-of-a-kind pair of earrings. If you have been looking around for alexandrites you will know just how special and unique this would be. When was the last time you ever saw a finely made pair of matched alexandrite earrings, I’d say they would be few and far between. These wonderful gems have been precision cut and polished in a round design that will make them very easy to set. The colour change is strong and clear as you can see. These alexandrites would perfectly compliment either 160492 or 160498.

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.





SKU: 160499



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