Exceptional Alexandrite

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Lot 1177
Exceptional Alexandrite

Sold for US$ 209,000 inc. premium
Exceptional Alexandrite
Sri Lanka
Named for Tsar Alexander II, this rare and beautiful gem, of top quality, is infrequently used in modern jewelry. In antique Russian jewelry you may come across it with a little luck, since Russian master jewelers loved this stone. Tiffany's master gemologist George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932) was also fascinated by alexandrite, and the jeweler's firm produced some beautiful rings and platinum ensembles at the turn of the last century. Smaller alexandrites were occasionally also used in Victorian jewelry from England.

The present gem is a noteworthy, large rectangular emerald-cut alexandrite having a strong degree (70 to 80%) of color change from slightly brownish red in incandescent light to bottle green in daylight. Its other outstanding attributes are excellent luster and a high degree of transparency. This is a rare stone for the collector and one of large size for the species.
Weighing approximately 13.07 carats and measuring 14.58 x 11.93 x 7.91mm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by an American Gemological Laboratories report CS 82719 dated April 15, 2013 stating that the natural chrysoberyl, variety alexandrite of 13.07 carats originates from Sri Lanka and that there is no gemological evidence of enhancements/treatments present.
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