Alexandrite 1.81 cts / 2 pcs

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A matched pair of alexandrites with a pronounced color change: from cool bluish-green in daylight to sweet grape-purple in candlelight. The precise symmetrical pattern of signature facets elevate strong natural luster of chrysoberyl, which together with the great clarity and color phenomenon make the mysterious duet particularly desirable. Oval shape, brilliant cut on the crown and step cut on the pavilion.

Stone type: Alexandrite no heat
Weight: 1.81 cts / 2 pcs
Dimension: 7.04 x 5.12 x 3.39 mm, 6.97 x 5.30 x 3.24 mm
Color: Color-change (Green to Purple)
Shape & Cut: Oval, Yavorskyy cut
Certified: GRS

***Alexandrite’s most magical feature is that it changes from a brilliant green in daylight to a beautiful red in artificial light, amazingly representing Imperial Russia’s colors. This color-change can be so distinct that it really has been attributed to magic. Certainly it fired everyone’s imagination as the only stone that possessed both Royal colors at the same time. And alexandrite’s mystique is magnified by the fact that its green/red color-change has actually been named the “Alexandrite Effect”.***

(extract from ALEXANDRITE chapters of the book "Gemstones.Terra Connoisseur" by Vladyslav Yavorskyy)

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